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By Soňa Štrbáňová

This biographical short outlines the notable existence and occupation of British biochemist, Marjory Stephenson (1885-1948). In 9 concise chapters, Štrbáňová describes Stephenson's clinical accomplishments and units those opposed to the socio-political demanding situations of the time. Stephenson performed an enormous position within the improvement of biochemistry and molecular biology. She was once one of many first scientists to take advantage of microorganisms as types for examine into mobile biochemical methods and their law. Later she went directly to coin the time period chemical microbiology, which used to be communicated in her monograph and textbook "Bacterial Metabolism" (1930-1949). Stephenson additionally actively participated within the institution of the institutionalized interdisciplinary box of common microbiology which built-in learn into varied varieties of microorganisms at numerous degrees of association. along those medical achievements, Štrbáňová outlines Stephenson's consistent conflict with practices of undeclared discrimination, her very important function as one of many first girls technology managers  and organizers, and her influential place in the medical neighborhood. A scientist of serious advantage and a job version to girls scientists of all disciplines, the lifetime of Marjory Stephenson is of curiosity to biochemists, molecular biologists, historians of the chemical and organic sciences, and girls scientists of all generations.

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