The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Betty Barrer

Betty Barrer is a freelance writer and editor. She specializes in writing articles on technical subjects for lay audiences and nonprofit groups, such as the Bulletin of Temple Israel in Boston. A graduate of Kirkland (now Hamilton) College, Barrer was a managing editor of the journal Law, Medicine & Health Care for many years.

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Frances Krasnow

Frances Krasnow helped bring scientific rigor to dental medicine through her research into oral biochemistry and microorganisms. A graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, and the Teachers Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Krasnow would eventually receive recognition for being a pioneer in both science and Jewish education.

Mildred Cohn

Biochemist Mildred Cohn used new technology to measure organic reactions in living cells. She not only breached new frontiers in atomic chemistry, but also did so by breaking through barriers as a woman and a Jew in a male- and Christian-dominated field

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