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Science and Medicine Biography

Guide to resources for finding biographical information for scientists and physicians, both living and dead.

Biographical Websites for Minority Scientists and Physicians

General biographical sources may also include information on minority scientists and physicians, including

Print Biographies of Minority Scientists and Physicians

The following are just a few of the reference books about minority scientists and physicians available.  The Library also collects biographies and autobiographies of individual scientists and physicians, including those of minority individuals.  Consult the library catalog or contact me for help in finding additional titles.

Latinos in science, math, and professions / David E. Newton. New York : Facts on File, c2007. 
Crerar Library Bookstacks Q141 .​N46 2007

Distinguished African American scientists of the 20th century / James H. Kessler ... [et al.] ; with Sigrid Berge, portrait artist, and Alyce Neukirk, computer graphics artist. Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 1996.
Crerar 1st floor Reference Collection Q141.​D5350 1996
e-book available to UChicago users

African-American medical pioneers / Charles H. Epps, Jr., Davis G. Johnson, Audrey L. Vaughan. Rockville, Md. : Betz Pub. Co., c1994.
Crerar Library Bookstacks R695.​E670 1994

Blacks in science and medicine / Vivian Ovelton Sammons. New York : Hemisphere Pub. Corp., c1990.
Crerar 1st floor Reference Collection Q141.B580 1990

African American firsts in science & technology / Raymond B. Webster. Detroit : Gale Group, c1999
Crerar 1st floor Reference Collection Q141 .W43 1999

Notable Black American scientists / Kristine M. Krapp, editor. Detroit : Gale Research, c1999
Regenstein 1st floor Reference Collection Q141 .N726 1999

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