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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:47 AM

Katharine D. McCormick

First female Biology graduate from MIT, the second to graduate from that prestigious school. She aided in the women's rights struggle in many ways. Notably, the effort to provide women with birth control.



She worked closely with Margaret Sanger, and smuggled diaphragms in the ruffles of her clothes, from Europe into New York.

She also provided almost all the funding necessary to develop the pill.

An amazing woman. I can't believe I first heard of her yesterday.


http://med.stanford.edu/diversity/about/mccormick.html

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:46 PM

1. A true unsung hero

That I must admit is a new name to me, sadly there isn't even a Wiki page for her and Stanford has none of the memorial lectures posted. From the little I've found she does indeed seem an amazing woman.

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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 04:42 PM

2. Another woman that I've never heard of. Thanks redqueen! k&r

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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:41 PM

3. That is an awesome picture

It seems to, as photographs so rarely do, capture the essence of her nature.
What an incredible women

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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:55 AM

4. who knew. we really need a pinnup thread for all these women that we are gathering. i love

that this forum has so many women that are not a part of our history. it is an eye opener for me.

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