[This] is an online resource from the BLE about women working in science prior to 1922, featuring information about each woman and scans from relevant books. They say:
This exhibit highlights some extraordinary women in science, who began their work prior to 1922. These women were often self-taught, or achieved degrees from prestigious institutions. Not only did they excel at different types of science, but often they were talented illustrators for their scientific fields, as well, and some were even fiction novelists or engaged in other activities. In several instances, these women supported their equally, or more, famous husbands by contributing scientific research and/or illustrations–and were often not credited for their hard work and contributions.
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