Where Are the Women Geniuses? Up the Down Escalator

  • Marilyn F. Graham
  • Beverly Birns
Part of the Women in Context: Development and Stresses book series (WICO, volume 2)


With this announcement, Dr. Rosalyn S. Yalow became the second woman to win a Nobel prize in medicine and the sixth woman ever to win in any science category. Her radical breakthrough, expanding the boundaries of medical research and diagnosis, has helped doctors diagnose many patient conditions that previously escaped detection. This accomplishment, achieved in collaboration with the late Dr. Solomon Berson, “was accomplished by a spectacular combination of immunology, isotope research, mathematics and physics” (Nobel Citation, 1977).


Nobel Prize Biographical Data Intellectual Achievement Intellectual Potential Mathematical Talent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marilyn F. Graham
    • 1
  • Beverly Birns
    • 1
  1. 1.Women’s Studies ProgramState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA

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