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Hertha Ayrton

Hertha Ayrton

The first woman proposed for membership in the Royal Society, Hertha Ayrton created inventions from tools architects used for enlarging and reducing drawings to fans that could clear poison gas from mine shafts.

Hertha Ayrton

Hertha Ayrton, born Phoebe Sarah Marks, was a distinguished British woman scientist, who, in 1902, was the first woman to be proposed for the fellowship of the Royal Society.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Hertha Ayrton." (Viewed on October 19, 2017) <https://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/13184>.

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