Lady Science no. 30: Data and Domesticity

The History of Data is the History of Labor: Mary Putnam Jacobi and the Creation of a "truth truer than a poem" by Deanna Day

Mary Somerville, A Domestic Icon of Science by Michal Meyer

For Women's History Month, we have teamed up with writers from Chemical Heritage Foundation, Deanna Day and Michal Meyer. Day writes about the history of women's labor with Mary Putnam Jacobi's work on menstruation. Meyer explores how Mary Somerville navigated the strict gender roles of the 19th century while pursuing recognition for her work in science. 

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Lady Science no. 29: Naughty Nurses & Nightingale Myths

Why Are We Still Talking About the "Naughty Nurse"? by Jenna Tonn 

Florence Nightingale: Of Myths and Maths by Joy L. Rankin 

In this issue, guest writer Jenna Tonn traces the history of the "naught nurse" trope. Contributing Editor Joy Rankin tells the little known story of Florence Nightingale as statistician, not nurse. 

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Lady Science no. 28: Scientific Professions and Women's Experiences

Feminist Anthropology Part II by Emma Louise Blacke

Healing History: Women in Medicine by Abby Norman

For this issue, Emma Backe closes out her series on feminist anthropology with a look at sexual violence within anthropology. Journalist and writer Abby Norman writes about the gradual defeminization of medicine and reproductive health.