Women scientists in fiction

Your Name alias at ski.mskcc.org
Tue Jun 27 16:27:45 EST 1995


There's a wonderful book out there called "Saving Saint Germ".  I forget 
the name of the author, but it's about a biochemist and her struggle to 
balance her passion for science and her personal life.  She's obsessed 
with coming up with a unifying theory to explain the forces that hold 
molecules together.  When she gets stressed, she starts to see people 
and things coming apart into their components.  The book raises the 
issue of whether there is a difference between insanity, 
irresponsibility and genius.  Great book.  Oh, the main character talks 
about her favorite female scientists throughout the book and so it was 
also a good place to learn a bit of history.

My name's Kathy, by the way. I'm a graduate student at Sloan Kettering.  
I'm studying Developmental Biology.  I work with frogs.  It was nice to 
find this list.


k-guger at ski.mskcc.org  





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