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June 20, 1959

Florence Sabin: Colorado Woman of the Century

JAMA. 1959;170(8):1008. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010080116036

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Each section of this book shows the late Dr. Sabin in a different environment and a new light. The first, entitled "Early Beginnings," is most likely to interest readers who enjoy picturing life in the America of the 1870's and 1880's. The second is devoted to the Johns Hopkins University period and describes the experiences of a woman student in a new medical school where important funds were donated by women while the curriculum was still considered by most people as something for men only. The third describes the period of research at the Rockefeller Institute, and the fourth covers her life in Denver, where her earnest concern with problems of public health, together with the desires of the public to heap honors on her, prevented the intended life of retirement. The fifth section describes the declining period after her 80th birthday.

The reader is inevitably impressed and inspired by

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