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Women in Science: Limitless Discovery

by Jennifer Raab

When Rosalyn Yalow was applying for graduate fellowships in 1941 after earning a B.A. in chemistry and physics magna cum laude from Hunter College, she found only one school honest enough to explain why she kept getting rejected everywhere: The sciences were an all-male preserve, so there was no chance that she as a woman — not to mention a Jew — would ever get a job in her field.

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