The contributions of “hidden figures” to science, medicine, and health.

Mary Bruce was half of the husband-wife research duo that made major discoveries in tropical medicine. In the spirit of Mary Bruce, we seek to tell her story and others like it to show the contributions of all peoples to the discoveries that have shaped the world.

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