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Role models

Karen Wheless kwheless at rockland.net
Sat Sep 4 17:58:06 EST 1999

> Thanks to all who suggested role models for my students.
> Now can anybody suggest some modern fiction about science 
> which presents an alternative to the 'heroic science' model
> used in 'Arrowsmith?'

Carl Djerassi's novels might be good.  Although a couple of his books do
present the "great scientist who knows all", they are the most realistic
portrayal of modern science that I've ever read, and he has a very
strong opinion on the way women in science are treated.  

Karen Wheless

kwheless at rockland.net

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