ciplined mind, her command of mathematics and statistics, and her life- long support of her husband's work. Their dinner-table shoptalk discussions of observational astronomy were very fruitful in providing a clear and rigorous framework for Alexander Vyssotsky's more intuitive outlining of research problems. This relationship continued through many papers in which Emma's name did not appear and throughout the long and difficult course of her illness. She was eventually diagnosed with a chronic case of brucellosis, a bacterial disease that can recur as frequently and virulently as malaria. Brucellosis, also known as undulant or Malta fever, is a formerly common disease of cattle that can be passed to humans via unpasteurized milk products. Emma was cured with a course of strong antibiotics, but the damage to her career and her health had been done. She eventually died in the retirement community of Winter Park, Florida, two years after her husband Alexander. She was 81 years old. 7
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-----. "An Investigation of Stellar Motions; Additions and Corrections." Astronomical journal 56 ( 1951): 68.
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