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Zacharias, Leona



  • Existence: 1907 - 1990

Biographical Note

Leona Zacharias, 1907-1990, BA 1927, Barnard College; MS 1928 and PhD 1937, Columbia University, held many research positions including biologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary from 1945 to 1955 and associate biologist in surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital beginning in 1965. She was instructor at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, from 1938 to 1945 and lecturer in ophthalmic research at the Harvard Medical School from 1946 to 1965. From 1965 to 1968 she was research associate in obstetrics and gynecology at Harvard University and, beginning in 1968, principal associate in obstetrics and gynecology at the Harvard Medical School. At MIT, Zacharias was research associate in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, 1975-1986; research associate in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, 1986-1987; and research affiliate in the Department of Applied Biological Sciences, 1987-1989. Her research focused on retrolental fibroplasia and issues about the onset of menarche.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Leona Zacharias papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39080014188772]
Identifier: MC-0521
Scope and Contents

The collection contains biographical material; writings by Zacharias; correspondence concerning research, articles, and collaborations; research notes relating to the study of retrolental fibroplasias and reports summarizing grants supervised by Zacharias. Also included are notes, charts, and graphs summarizing the data she collected during her study about the age of young women at the time of menarche.

Dates: 1938 - 1986