Medicine: Career Woman

When Dr. Florence Rena Sabin went back to Colorado in 1938, she thought she had earned the right to retire and take life easy in her native state. Dr. Sabin, then 67, had been away a long time, gathering high honors in two careers: 1) as a researcher and professor at Johns Hopkins (1902-25), prying into the secrets of the blood stream and the lymphatic glands, and 2) from 1925 on, as the first woman member of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (Director Simon Flexner called her "the most eminent of living women...

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