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Medical school honors female scientist

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Feb. 9, 2004

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Women have surpassed men in terms of the number applying to medical school, but until now they didn't have a medical school named after one of them. The Chicago Medical School at the Finch University of Health Sciences says it is the first to honor a female scientist in such a manner.

The Finch University/Chicago Medical School is now the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in honor of the woman who helped discover the structure of DNA.

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/02/09/prbf0209.htm.

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