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Women In Science – Celebrating Women’s History Month

Updated: Mar 29

As part of Women’s History Month, we’ll celebrate some women in science who have helped shape our world!

Laxxon Medical is proud to support Women’s History Month. As part of Women’s History Month 2023, we’ll be highlighting the significant contributions made to science by women over the last century.

Women’s History Month began as a national celebration in 1981. Congress requested that the President designate a week in March as ‘Women’s History Week.’ This continued for the next five years until a petition by the National Women’s History Project requested Congress to designate March as Women’s History Month.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, let’s look at some women who have shaped the world of science.

Dorothy Hodgkin - Discovered the Structure of Insulin

Dorothy Hodgkin

Born in 1910, Dorothy Hodgkin attended state secondary school, where only boys were allowed to study chemistry. She fought against the system to be enrolled. Ultimately, she attended Oxford, where she obtained a first-class honors degree in chemistry in 1932. She received her Ph.D. from Cambridge in 1936 and researched the architecture of cholesterol and examined the structure of penicillin, which was an essential part of creating a synthetic version.