Kaushik, K.; Kapila, K.
October 2009
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Oct2009, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p285
Academic Journal
The authors discuss the notable contribution of several women in microbiology. They note the initiative of English autocrat Lady Mary Wortley Montague who exerted effort in popularizing smallpox inoculation. They mention the authority of physician Margaret Pittman on the subject of Hemophilus influenzae and Bordetella pertussis. The theory of scientist Barbara McClintock on the transposability of genes on and between chromosomes is cited.


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