Louise Pearce

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Dr. Louise Pearce


United States

Birth - Death

1885 - 1959




Physician and pathologist, notable for co-discovering a cure for trypanosomiasis (African Sleeping sickness) in 1919. Belgian officials, impressed and grateful for her results, awarded her the Ancient Order of the Crown and elected her a member of the Belgian Society of Tropical Medicine. In 1953, she was called to Brussels to receive the King Leopold II prize. Member of the Rockefeller Institute. Elected to the "Board of Corporators" of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania and was president of the school from 1946 to 1951.

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