September 25, 1991
Women in Science
"The Outer Circle: Women in the Scientific Community" Edited by Harriet Zuckerman, Jonathan R. Cole, and John T. Bruer (W. W. Norton
This collection of research about female scientists owes its existence to the efforts of a male scientist, the late James Hirsch, former dean of graduate studies at Rockefeller University. Mr. Hirsch, according to the book's preface, was acutely concerned about the failure of the academy to draw on the scientific capabilities of women.
While Mr. Hirsch was its president, the Josiah Macy, Jr., Foundation sponsored a series of symposia that he hoped would provide answers -- and some