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Collection of Sterol Chemicals Belonging to Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, c.1934

Inventory Number: 15270
Object Type:
Persons: Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1995-26
Brief Description: Collection of crystalline chemicals in 75 sealed glass phials and ampoules, each one labelled in manuscript, in various small card boxes together in a cardboard box labelled 'Sterols'.
Sterols were one of Dorothy Hodgkin's first research projects, conducted at Cambridge under J. D. Bernal in 1932-34, pioneering the techniques of elucidating molecular structure by means of X-ray crystallography, prior to her famous work in Oxford on penicillin, vitamin B12, and insulin.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by Somerville College in 1995, per Miss Pauline Adams, Librarian. Belonged to the late Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, O.M. (1910 - 1994).
Collection Group:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
203 206 80 mm


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