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Ruth Schwartz Cowan

Ruth Schwartz Cowan is an historian of science, technology and medicine. She is the Janice and Julian Bers Professor of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania and Professor Emerita of History, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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Mathilde Krim

Scientist and philanthropist Mathilde Krim made tremendous contributions to AIDS research and fundraising for those affected by the condition. She founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research in 1985 with Elizabeth Taylor and was also instrumental in oncology research and in Israel advocacy.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Ruth Schwartz Cowan." (Viewed on November 28, 2022) <>.


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