David Serlin

David Serlin is an assistant professor of communication and science studies at the University of California, San Diego, and a historical consultant for the National Institutes of Health. He is the author of Replaceable You: Engineering the Body in Postwar America (2004) and the editor of Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture (forthcoming).

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Fay Berger Karpf

Fay Berger Karpf made important contributions to Jewish American intellectual and social history. Both she and her husband, Maurice Joseph Karpf, were key figures in the Jewish welfare movement in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles from the 1920s through the 1950s.

Sadi Muriel Baron

Like many mothers of celebrities, Sadi Muriel Baron might be considered famous because of her child, rather than because of her own personal accomplishments. Baron was the mother of Dr. Richard Raskind, who became one of the most famous American male-to-female transgender personalities when he was transformed into Dr. Renée Richards in 1976. However, Baron was herself a success story. Baron was a pioneering neurologist and psychiatrist who maintained her own private practice well into the 1950s.

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