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Jane Stafford (1899-1991)

Description: Although she majored in chemistry at Smith College, Jane Stafford (1899-1991) spent most of her career communicating about medicine. Stafford worked at the American Medical Association before joining Science Service as medical editor and writer in 1927, where she covered some of the most important discoveries and people in medical research until leaving in 1965 to work at the National Institutes of Health. Well-respected by her fellow journalists, she served as president of both the National Association of Science Writers in 1945 and the Women's National Press Club, 1949-1950.


Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer


Medium: Black and white photographic print


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Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives


Collection: Accession 90-105: Science Service Records, 1920s – 1970s - Science Service, now the Society for Science & the Public, was a news organization founded in 1921 to promote the dissemination of scientific and technical information. Although initially intended as a news service, Science Service produced an extensive array of news features, radio programs, motion pictures, phonograph records, and demonstration kits and it also engaged in various educational, translation, and research activities.


Accession number: SIA2009-0885

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Taken on March 13, 2009