louise pearce

Louise Pearce (1885-1959) was a pathologist who helped develop the drug tyrpanosomiasis, a treatment for the deadly African sleeping sickness. This remedy cured 80% of cases and helped to end a fatal epidemic.

She obtained degrees from Stanford and Johns Hopkins, and went on to obtain a research position at the Rockefeller Institute, the first female to do so. In addition to the remedy for the sleeping sickness, she developed a treatment for syphilis, and dedicated much of her career to studying cancer.


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