history of women in science
crobinso at rohan.sdsu.edu
Sat Sep 20 16:58:15 EST 1997
I am a biology teacher currently researching women in science. I have
happened upon the story of Ida Hyde. She was the first woman to earn a
doctorate from a German University and the first woman to do research at
Harvard. She invented the micro-electrode, but only published it once.
Consequently, the micro-electrode had to be reinvented. Today, very few
people know of her name, and she is generally not credited with this
I could go on for days about her accomplishments, but I will cut to the
chase. How did the micro-electrode change the course of
neurophysiology? Also, how does her invention differ from the
micro-electrode being used today?
I have had a hell of a time finding the answers to these questions, so I
would appreciate any help you could give. I want to present a unit on
the history of science and I really want to include Ida Hyde. Any
suggestions for 10th grade Biology lessons in the history of Biology?
Thanks for the help.
email: crobinso at rohan.sdsu.edu
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