The Woman Who Gave Us the Science of Normal Life

Before Rachel Carson there was Ellen Swallow Richards, MIT’s first female student

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May 24, 2019 · 17 min read
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By Sasha Chapman

Ellen Swallow Richards was not going to be intimidated by a room full of health experts and officials. Children were dying and their parents, Boston’s taxpayers, and city officials were to blame. The…

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