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Bodil Mimi Krogh Schmidt-Nielsen (b. 1918) with her children | by Smithsonian Institution
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Bodil Mimi Krogh Schmidt-Nielsen (b. 1918) with her children

Subject: Schmidt-Nielsen, Bodil

       University of Copenhagen

       Duke University

 

Type: Black-and-white photographs

 

Topic: Women scientists

     Physiology

     Zoology

     Camels

 

Local number: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-2750]

 

Summary: Bodil Mimi Krogh Schmidt-Nielsen (b. 1918), with her children (left to right) Mimi (age 5), Bent (age 9), and Astrid (age 11). They are shown examining study materials to be taken on an African expedition. The caption provided with the photograph stated: "A year in the Sahara Desert won't mean a vacation from school for the Schmidt-Nielsen children. While their parents conduct research on camels, the children will learn the three R's by correspondence courses." The daughter of renowned Danish physiologists August and Marie Krogh, Schmidt-Nielsen's early work focused on calcium and phosphorus metabolism. In 1946, she became the first person to receive the new Doctor of Odontology degree from the University of Copenhagen (she also received a Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen, in 1955). As a research professor at Duke University (1952-1964), she studied fluid and ion balance and renal physiology in invertebrates as well as amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals

 

Cite as: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archivess

 

Persistent URL:Link to data base record

 

Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives

 

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