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saaauseaaaaiB rBHBIslsw slaHHHBLaLLakWLafl Mis Harriet Richardson the government publishes and dissemi nates the results of their research TheN work which the young women are doing lis especially Interesting tee of the foremost of them Is a Washington girl wMlss Harriet Richardson who is a brill - liant student and has done a great deal of original work Hiss Richardson is o member of a very talented family her Ibrother being Dr Charles Richardson the specialist Her taste for scientific matters matters is a family trait Her Stody of tbe Isopod How did you become so Interested in scientific workT she was asked At college first said Miss Richardson Richardson I was at Vassar and I was par ticularly Interested in biology When I came home my brother suggested that I go on with my study over here at the Smithsonian and I did so Then I began to work for the doctors degree at George Washington University which I took two years ago My work for my thesis drew my attention especially to the isopod May I ask what an Isopod isT hrrmbly Inquired the visitor Wiry I believe it is commonly called the pill bug laughed Miss Richardson although the edentifio terms are used here so entirely that we almost forget the common ones Miss Richardson toss already published in addition to her thesis some six or seven papers upon her chosen subject and is now - buslly at work upon a monograph monograph covering all tS North American forms of the isopod This she has been Photo by Frances Beojunts Johnston Mrs Flora WAmba - uhPattmon at work - upon for two years and it will probably be six months before it Is out although part of tt Ts - nowljn - proof Miss Richardsons formidable title of doctor and sfce is called Dr Richardson Richardson by all her associates at the 6mltheonlan utterly tmprepares one for the glowing young woman found in the gloomy museum library Miss Richard - son ts an emphatic refutation of the tradition tradition that a scholarly woman must necessarily necessarily be a prosy bluestocking and a spectacled grind She is splendidly built with merry eyes and tnirmy abundant hair daintly gowned and quite as familiar familiar wHb the ways of - the social as of the Insect worldV She is charming to meet modest over - her adhievements and Is al together a woman of womanly and scien tific attainment Miss Rldbardson has spent the last seven summers at Woods Hole where she pursues her studies with the aid of the notable equipment and instruction there Sbe spends every morning at tbe Smithsonian but gives over the rest of the day to her many feminine interests and tbe demands of ber friends Artist of Mosquito Life Another young woman who has been making a record in scientific work Is Miss Evelyn Grosbeeck Mitchell who has spent the last year or two In extended studies of the Tnusqulto A couple of years ago Prof Dupree - of Tulane University University was commissioned to make special special investigation of the yellowf ever mos - crullo He aent to Cornell University for some one to assist him by making ink drawing of the larvae and adulf mos auttoa especially tbe mouth parts and Miss - Mitchell was chosen for the task as she had already done some unusual work In illustration It was interesting but how we worked worked cays Miss Mitchell of those months of work It had already been ascertained that that particular mosquito carried yellow yellow fever infection but there was need to go into the whole matter very closely Often we wonld get so absorbed that we would forget to go home to dinner After her Louisiana work was finished Miss Mitchell camsto Washington to continue continue her study here Just now she is en - i gaged upon making copious detailed draw - i lngs or trie mosquito ior use in illustrat ing a xnonogxzupu uyuu iuis euujecu I have always been interested in bugs said Miss Mitchell I remember that when I was a little girl the first thing I was reallr fascinated by was a huge caterpillar crawling up our fence I wasnt a bit afraid of him only curious to know bow he did It When I grew up I set my heart on going to Cornell to study entomology entomology and although my family thought

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  1. The Washington Post,
  2. 22 Oct 1905, Sun,
  3. Page 6

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