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Rubinstein (nee Rabinov), Gertrude (1918 - )

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Chemical physicist
Born: 24 August 1918  Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Rubinstein undertook a science degree at the University of Melbourne, with brilliant results. After working briefly as a demonstrator in chemistry, she chose to be a fulltime mother. Later, as a result of one of her sons developing schizophrenia, she undertook research into the causes of this disease.

Career Highlights

Born Fitzroy, Victoria, 24 August 1918. Educated University of Melbourne (BSc, MSc 1940). Demonstrator, then senior demonstrator in physical chemistry, University of Melbourne 1940-43. Spent the next 20 years raising 6 sons, with a few years teaching at Ewood High School in the mid 1960s. Enrolled in zoology and genetics and began demonstrating in chemistry to medical students. Abandoned an MSc in zoology when one of her sons became ill with schizophrenia; however, since the late 1970s she has assisted in the editing of an extensive series of handbooks of psychiatry for Elsevier Science. She recently published a paper, "Schizophrenia, infection and temperature: an animal model for investigating this relationship".

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Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Carolyn Rasmussen & Rachel Tropea
Created: 4 September 2001
Modified: 10 October 2001

Published by Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre on AustehcWeb, October 2001
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: http://www.esrc.unimelb.edu.au/about/inquiries.html#comment
Prepared by: Acknowledgements
Updated: 16 November 2009

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