Science: Best Women

¶ Ann Haven Morgan, Mount Holyoke College.

¶ Ruth Fulton Benedict, Columbia University.

¶ Libbie Henrietta Hyman, "at liberty."

U. S. scientists last week called these three the leading women scientists of the country and the equals of 247 topnotch men selected from the names recorded in the forthcoming Biographical Directory of American Men of Science (fifth edition).* Dr. Benedict was "shocked'' at the small number of women named. Professor Morgan received the news with pleased surprise.

Dr. Hyman, 44, youngest of the trio, was astonished at her distinction. She is a zoologist, received...

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