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Kathleen (Yardley) Lonsdale DSc., FR

JMS Pearce Hull, England   Fig 1. Dame Kathleen Lonsdale (née Yardley) by Elliott & Fry. 1996. National Portrait gallery. CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971) (Fig 1) like her contemporary Dorothy Hodgkin was one of the women pioneers in a man’s world of professional scientists.1 She developed original techniques in X-ray diffraction of crystals […]

Medical limericks

  A girl called Jane took an airplane to Spain, And developed abdominal pain. She went straight to bed and drank something red, And twelve hours later was dead. There was a young man called Rimple Who squeezed a very large pimple. It caused him much pain and spread to the brain And left him […]