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Edith Quimby

Edith Hinkley Quimby (1891-1982) was an American medical researcher and physicist. 

Quimby is notable as one of the founders of nuclear medicine.  She discovered safe uses for x-rays, and helped develop radioactive techniques for the diagnosis treatment of cancer.

Edith Quimby's Timeline

  • 1891 Oct 7th Born in Rockford, Illinois.
  • 1912 Received a Bachelor’s degree from Whitman College in mathematics and physics
  • 1916 Received a Master's degree in physics from the University of California, Berkeley.

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