Australian Women Scientists Bibliography

Query From Jane Carey 10 Sept 1998

I am researching Australian women scientists in the period 1930-1960, and am trying to find references on women scientists in the UK and Europe for comparative purposes. While there is a large body of literature on American women scientists in the twentieth century, and some material on women and science in Europe up to nineteenth century, I have been unable to locate many twentieth century European studies. I am wondering if anyones knows of any research conducted into this area. I would also be most grateful for any references relating to women as university students and/or staff of European/UK universities in this period as well.


Pnina G. Abir-Am and Dorinda Outram, eds. _Uneasy Careers and Intimate Lives: Women in Science, 1789-1979_ (Rutgers, 1987,1989)

Dyhouse, Carol _No Distinction of Sex_ (1996?)

Furst, L. Ed. _Woman Healers and Physicians_(U of Kentucky Press, 1997) with Alison Bradford's contribution on Australian women's hospitals.

Oldfield, S. _This Working-Day World_(1994), esp. my article on 'Women in medicine and biomedical science', 1914-1945, Lesley Hall

Other Suggestions:

Contact Mary Creese...(Try through Lesley Hall

Last year there was an article on women physicists in the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge (e-mail Lesley Hall for location)