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Rosalyn Yalow, Nobel Laureate

by Eugene Straus

Rosalyn Yalow, Nobel Laureate Synopsis

The biography of Rosalyn Yalow, as told by her longtime friend and colleague Eugene Straus, is the story of a woman who prevailed against class and gender prejudice to reach the pinnacle of the science world. Yalow's story is related against the backdrop of her later years, when, after having won the Nobel Prize in medicine for inventing a revolutionary test for certain kinds of hormones, she was suddenly felled by a stroke and brought to a hospital where, unrecognized, she was dumped as a charity case onto another hospital. Straus's account of Yalow's slow but ultimate triumph over crippling illness is of a piece with that of the dazzlingly talented and tenacious young woman who, despite the barriers placed before her by a male-dominated medical establishment, never compromised her principles of hard work and scientific integrity.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780738202631
Publication date: 7th January 2000
Author: Eugene Straus
Publisher: Perseus Books an imprint of INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 294 pages
Categories: Biography: general, Medicine: general issues, Science: general issues,

About Eugene Straus

Eugene Straus, M.D., is professor of medicine and chief of digestive diseases at the State University of New York Health Science centre at Brooklyn. He was co-chairman with Rosalyn Yalow of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Montefiore Medical centre. He lives in New York City.

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