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Women's inventions quiz

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Do you know who invented the test strips used to diagnose diabetes by revealing glucose levels?

01/05

Helen Free

Gertrude B. Elion

Barbara S. Askins

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In 1956, the US scientist launched the first colorimetric test strips called Clinistix, which were a major advance in the rapid and effective analysis of glucose concentrations in urine.These tests have not only had a major impact on urine tests, but also on blood studies.

Helen Free

Do you know who invented leukemia medication and the drugs that facilitate kidney transplants?

02/05

Edith Flanigen

Katharine Blodgett

Gertrude B. Elion

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Born in 1918 in the United States to Lithuanian parents, this biochemist began researching nucleic acid block antagonists.She also led the team that enabled the development of medicines to treat gout and an antiviral to fight herpes virus infections.

Gertrude B. Elion

Who invented the "Graphic Calculator" to solve power transmission problems?

03/05

Edith Clarke

Margaret Knight

Marion Donovan

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She is considered a pioneer of electrical engineering and computing. Clarke was an authority in the manipulation of hyperbolic functions, equivalent circuits, graphic analysis and electrical energy systems. she simplified the calculations needed to determine the electrical characteristics of electricity transmission lines.

Edith Clarke

Who came up with the idea for the windshield wiper while she was traveling on a tram in New York?

04/05

Barbara S. Askins

Mary Anderson

Stephanie Kwolek

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Anderson observed that tram drivers often had to open their windows in order to see in the midst of the inclement weather. With her 1903 patent, Anderson's invention was the first effective windshield cleaning device.

Mary Anderson

Who is world-renowned as the inventor of the disposable diaper?

05/05

Marion Donovan

Margaret Knight

Helen Fre

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She helped spearhead an industrial and domestic revolution by inventing the precursor to the disposable diaper.Donovan called her invention Boater, but initially received a rejection from the manufacturers. That is why she decided to market it herself and, after receiving the patent, sold the rights to a corporation for US$1 million.

Marion Donovan

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