microbio

microbio

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  • Grace Eldering was born in 1900 in Montana, as a young child she contracted and survived whooping cough.
  • She attended the University of Montana, and began teaching to continue her studies. She obtained a Bachelor of Science
  • She moved to Michigan where she worked in a biological lab
  • Alongside Pearl Kendrick, they were tasked to grow samples of pertussis bacteria
  • With this, they developed the first vaccine for the whooping cough, which was highly successful
  • Because of their work, this deadly disease has become extremely rare, and easily treated.
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