Lady Science no. 50
Cell Culture and Science Culture by Alicia Puglionesi
Dr. Jane C. Wright and the Making of Modern Oncology by Victoria Forester and Elizabeth Wayne
Dr. Maria Montessori, Feminist by Joy Lisi Rankin
Living Chess by Robert Davis
For our 50th issue, Alicia Puglionesi writes about Georgeanna Seegar and the complex history and cultural outcomes of in vitro fertilization. Drs. Victoria Forster and Elizabeth Wayne look to the story of oncologist Jane C. Wright to explore how women of color become erased from public memory. Contributing editor Joy Rankin dives into the life of Maria Montessori and shows that her life’s work began long before the opening of her famous Montessori school, Casa dei Bambini. Leaving the realm of medical history, contributing editor Robert Davis looks at the history of women chess players and how modern chess databases exclude their participation, which, in turn, perpetuates discriminatory beliefs that women are not equally capable chess players as men.