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Marguerite Perey (1909--1975): A Personal Retrospective Tribute on the 30th Anniversary of Her Death (2005)


On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the death of French radiochemist Marguerite Perey (1909--1975), her life and achievements are recounted from her earliest youth through her selection as Marie Curie's assistant, her collaboration with Curie, her research on actinium, discovery of francium (atomic number 87), her career after Curie's death, her appointment as Professor at the Université Strasbourg, her protracted final illness, and death. Her similarities to and differences from her mentor Madame Curie and other female scientists are discussed. Excerpts from her unpublished letters are also included.

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Authors & Contributors
Kawashima, Keiko
Kauffman, George B.
Adloff, Jean-Pierre
Redniss, Lauren
Eva Hemmungs Wirtén
Brian, Denis
The Chemical Educator
化学史研究 [Kagakushi kenkyū; Journal of the Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry]
Saber y Tiempo: Revista de Historia de la Ciencia
Feministische Studien
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Bulletin for the History of Chemistry
M. Hayot
Prometheus Books
World Scientific
It Books
Women in science
Science and gender
Curie, Marie Sklodowska
Curie, Pierre
Perey, Marguerite Catherine
Joliot-Curie, Frédéric
Curie, family
Joliot-Curie, Irène
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century
19th century
18th century
20th century, late
United States
Soviet Union
Paris (France)
Académie des Sciences, Paris
Universidad Nacional de La Plata

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