R.I.P Liane B. Russell Ph.D

Liane B. Russell – Age 95

 

Liane B. Russell, a refu­gee of Nazi Europe who became one of the most distinguished female scientists of her era, building a colony of more than 200,000 laboratory mice that she used to demonstrate the importance of protecting developing embryos from X-rays and other forms of radiation, died July 20, 2018 at a hospital in Oak Ridge, Tenn. She was 95 years old.

Link: https://www.atomicheritage.org/profile/liane-b-russell

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One Response

  1. Personal Influence

    It was not until a premedical student at Loyola University that I heard of Liane B. Russel PhD and her contributions to radiation safety in pregnant women. She is forever credited with the sentiment, “There is no safety accumulation limit for ionizing radiation.” A philosophy I used decades later as a career doctor, as well as patient.

    Well done Dr. Liane B. Russell. A life of great service!

    Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

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