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Karen Elvidge-Hughes
Karen Elvidge-Hughes • 2 years ago

Clara Immerwahr - one of the first women to get her PhD. Killed herself after her husband Fritz Haber, himself a chemical genius unleashed the use of chemical weapons on the world in WWI.

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