Notable Women in the Physical Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary

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house where she was born. Although she was reputed to be an excellent cook, she tried to avoid cooking whenever possible. She had a one-room cabin retreat with an adjacent sleeping tent at Lake George, New York, "where she dart[ed] about the lake in a fast motor boat." 24 Langmuir, Schaefer, and other scientists also had cabins at Lake George. In fact, they socialized together. Blodgett's hobbies included astronomy, collecting antiques, and playing bridge, during which she is reputed to have remembered every card played. 25 She died on October 12, 1979, in her home. Co-worker Schaefer wrote in her obituary:

Her associates remember her fondly and with sincere respect. The methods she developed have become classical tools of the science and technology of surfaces and thin films. She will be long--and rightly--hailed for their simplicity, elegance, and the definitive way in which she presented them to the world. 26


Notes
1.
K. Thomas Finley and Patricia J. Siegel, "Katharine Burr Blodgett," in Women in Chemistry and Physics: A Biobibliographic Sourcebook (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993), p. 69.
2.
Current Biography ( New York: H.W. Wilson, 1952), p. 55.
3.
Shari Rudavsky, "Katharine Burr Blodgett," in Notable Twentieth-Century Scientists ( Detroit: Gale Research, 1995), p. 197.
4.
Edna Yost, American Women of Science ( New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1943), p. 198.
5.
Alice C. Goff, "Katharine Burr Blodgett," in Women Can Be Engineers ( Youngstown, Ohio: n.p., 1946), p. 172.
6.
Rudavsky, "Katharine Burr Blodgett," p. 198.
7.
Martha J. Bailey, American Women in Science: A Biographical Dictionary ( Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1994), p. 30.
8.
Margaret W. Rossiter, Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940 ( Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982), p. 257.
9.
"Woman Makes Glass Invisible by Use of Film One Molecule Thick," Life 6 ( January 23, 1939): 24-25.
10.
Dortha Bailey Doolittle, "Women in Science," Journal of Chemical Education 22 ( April 1945): 173.
11.
Yost, American Women of Science, p. 207.
12.
Albert Rosenfeld, "The Quintessence of Irving Langmuir," in Langmuir, the Man, the Scientist, Vol. 12: The Collected Works of Irving Langmuir ( New York: Pergamon Press, 1962), p. 178.
13.
Women of Science: Righting the Record, ed. G. Kass-Simon ( Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990), p. 165.
14.
Finley and Siegel, "Katharine Burr Blodgett," p. 69. See also C. G. Suits, "Seventy-Five Years of Research in General Electric," Science 118 ( 1953): 451-456.
15.
Vincent J. Schaefer, "Obituary: Katharine Burr Blodgett 1898-1979," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 76, no. 1 ( July 1980): 270.

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