From Women You Should Know: "In our hour of need, women have for centuries been part of the fight against some of the greatest threats to human health. Here are six disease fighters whose research played a pivotal role in leading humanity out of past epidemics." Among them, a CRISPR technology pioneer who just converted her lab facilities for the purpose of emergency viral testing against COVID-19.
“Lydia wrote one of the earliest American historical novels, the first comprehensive history of American slavery, and the first comparative history of women. In addition, she edited the first American children’s magazine, compiled an early primer for the freed slaves, and published the first book designed for the elderly.” She is considered one of the earliest American women to earn a living from her writing.