First ladies in laying the foundation of neuroendocrinology

@article{Breathnach2012FirstLI,
  title={First ladies in laying the foundation of neuroendocrinology},
  author={Caoimhghin S. Breathnach and John B Moynihan},
  journal={Irish Journal of Medical Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={182},
  pages={143-147}
}
Although women were welcomed into medical practice in increasing numbers by the close of the nineteenth century, it was not until the second quarter of the twentieth century that they were recognised as valuable collaborators and contributors in the nascent field of neuroendocrinology, wherein they soon made advances that have stood the test of time. Mary Pickford at Edinburgh measured the action of acetyl choline in the supraoptic nucleus of the hypothalamus and helped to establish that… CONTINUE READING

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