Louise Pierce, ca. 1920 and John Hopkins University
Louise Pearce was a physician-pathologist who in 1913 became the first woman appointed to a research position at Rockefeller. She trained at Stanford University (A.B., 1907) and Johns Hopkins University (M.D., 1912). After working for many years at the Rockefeller Institute, she became president of Women's Medical College in Philadelphia, 1946-1951. Pearce received honorary doctorates from Wilson College (1947), Beaver College (1948), Bucknell University (1950), Skidmore (1950), and Women's Medical College in Philadelphia (1952).
Idea, design: Olga Nilova
Photograph by Lubosh Stepanek
Louise Pearce, African sleeping sickness, Tryparsamide