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Women in Medicine:  Rosalyn Yalow, Nobel Laureate: Her Life and Work in Medicine Walking Out on the Boys

JAMA. 1998;280(13):1197-1198. doi:10.1001/jama.280.13.1197.
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These two books are about two very different women in 20th century American medicine—two very tough competitors who, largely untouched by feminism, fought their way to the top, and now, having made it in a man's world, want their rather remarkable stories known. Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (born 1921) is best known as "the Madame Curie from the Bronx," who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 1977 for her and Solomon Berson's work, starting in the 1950s, on radioimmunoassay. This authorized biography by her physician and close family friend opens in January 1995 with her being "dumped" by a leading New York hospital's emergency room after a stroke. Subsequent chapters begin with progress reports of her recovery and accounts of her later fall, hip fracture, and rehabilitation. The last chapter concludes with her return to her office at the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital in the Bronx, which had been the site of her greatest triumphs.

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