Papers and photographs of Dorothy Hodgkin

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Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 8393
Title: Papers and photographs of Dorothy Hodgkin
Dates of Creation: c.1920-1995
Extent: 1 box
Language(s) of Material: English


Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994) was a chemist and x-ray crystallographer. During her long career at Oxford, as a Fellow at Somerville College, she determined the structure of penicillin, vitamin B12 and insulin. She was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1947, received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964 and was made a member of the Order of Merit in 1965. She is still the only British female scientist to have received a Nobel Prize.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Modern First Editions, 11 Feb 2016.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. c. 8393, fol. 1

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Hodgkin | Dorothy Mary Crowfoot | née Crowfoot | 1910-1994 | chemist

Order of Merit (Great Britain)

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