The Case Of The Catalytic Chemist

Edith M. Flanigen chuckled when she got word in October, 1991, that she was the first woman to win the Perkin Medal, America's top honor in applied chemistry: The notice told her to don tails and a bow tie for the awards dinner. Flanigen, who has 92 patents, took it in stride. After all, she was already listed in American Men in Science.

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