Notable Women in the Physical Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary

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-----. "Systematic Effors in the Determination of the Contours of the Hydrogen Lines in A-Stars." Astrophysical Journal 72 ( 1930): 127.

Williams Emma T. R., and A. N. Vyssotsky. "The Constants of Galactic Rotation and Precession." Astronomical journal 53 ( 1948): 27-30.

REBECCA L. ROBERTS


ELIZABETH AMY KREISER WEISBURGER
(1924- )
Chemist
Birth April 9, 1924
1944 B.S., chemistry, cum laude, Phi Alpha Epsilon, Lebanon
Valley College, Annville, PA
1947 Ph.D., organic chemistry, University of Cincinnati
1949-51 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Cancer Institute
(NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD
1951-89 U.S. Public Health Services
1972-74 Consultant, National Academy of Sciences, National
Research Council, Washington, DC
1973 Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Public Health Service,
NIH
1973-81 Chief, Laboratory of Carcinogen Metabolism, NCI, NIH,
Bethesda, MD
1977-79 Chairperson, Carcinogenesis Working Group, NCI, NIH,
Bethesda, MD
1981 D.Sc., University of Cincinnati; Garvan Medal, American
Chemical Society; Hillebrand Prize, Chemical Society of
Washington, DC
1985 Assistant Director of the Division of Cancer Etiology; first
woman elected president of the Board of Trustees of
Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA

"Behind dark tinted glasses, with her coat collar pulled up, [Elizabeth] Weisburger could easily be mistaken for a private eye in an Agatha Christie novel. But in fact she is a real-life medical sleuth, world renowned for her research in chemical carcinogenesis." 1 From talking with

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