Steve Benson on the Death of Elsa Neumann

This Week in History: On July 23, 1902, Elsa Neumann, the first female doctoral graduate of the University of Berlin, died in a lab accident. Steve Benson describes her struggles to attain her degree, and her work to ensure other women scientists had fewer hurdles to overcome.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Steve Benson on the Death of Elsa Neumann." (Viewed on September 30, 2023) <>.


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