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  • Alfred Henry Sturtevant (1891–1970) 

    Gleason, Kevin
    Alfred Henry Sturtevant studied heredity in fruit flies in the US throughout the twentieth century. From 1910 to 1928, Sturtevant worked in Thomas Hunt Morgan’s research lab in New York City, New York. Sturtevant, Morgan, ...
  • Lydia Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound (1873-1906) 

    Horwitz, Rainey
    First marketed in the US 1875, Lydia Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound was an herbal medicine used by women to relieve menstrual discomfort and menopausal symptoms in women. The herbal compound was invented by Lydia Estes Pinkham ...
  • Lydia Estes Pinkham (1819–1883) 

    Horwitz, Rainey
    Lydia Estes Pinkham invented and sold Lydia Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound, a medicinal tonic used to treat menstrual discomfort and promote female reproductive health in general, in the US during the nineteenth century. ...
  • Calvin Blackman Bridges (1889-1938) 

    Gleason, Kevin
    Calvin Blackman Bridges studied chromosomes and heredity in the US throughout the early twentieth century. Bridges performed research with Thomas Hunt Morgan at Columbia University in New York City, New York, and at the ...
  • Sheppard-Towner Maternity and Infancy Protection Act (1921) 

    Madgett, Katherine
    In November 1921, US Congress passed the National Maternity and Infancy Protection Act, also called the Sheppard-Towner Act. The Act provided federal funds to states to establish programs to educate people about prenatal ...

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