What's new: September 2020

September 24, 2020

The September update of the American National Biography features five new essays, with a focus on the fields of science and medicine. It includes pediatrician, public health activist, and feminist Helen Rodríguez-Trías; cardiovascular surgeon and medical educator Michael E. DeBakey; nuclear physicist Herbert York; electrical engineer and computer pioneer J. Eckert Presper; and Grace Eldering, public health leader and bacteriologist who co-developed the pertussis vaccine.

Eckert, J. Presper (9 Apr. 1919–3 June 1995), electrical engineer and computer pioneer
Eldering, Grace (5 Sept. 1900–31 Aug. 1988), public health leader and bacteriologist
DeBakey, Michael E. (7 Sept. 1908–11 July 2008), cardiovascular surgeon and medical educator
Rodríguez-Trías, Helen (7 July 1929–27 Dec. 2001), pediatrician, public health activist, and feminist
York, Herbert Frank (24 Nov. 1921–19 May 2009), nuclear physicist

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