Margaret D. Foster (1895-1970)
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- Foster, Margaret D (Margaret Dorothy) b. 1895
- Geological Survey (U.S.)
- Manhattan Project (U.S.)
- Margaret D. Foster (1895-1970) working in the lab in 1919. Foster was the first woman chemist to work for the United States Geological Survey, starting in 1918, just three days after receiving her A.B. from Illinois College. Foster's studies primarily focused on the analysis of natural waters. Her work on the Manhattan Project resulted in two new quantitative methods of analysis, one for uranium and one for thorium.
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- Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7421, Image No. SIA2010-0474
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