Jewel Plummer Role Model

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Manal Assil November 4, 2009 Jewel Plummer Cobb: Role Model for all Women World Wide Throughout our past and present society men have had the upper hand on women in controlling the contributions to the sciences of our country. Women such as Jewel Plummer Cobb is one of the many women who we should applaud for her intelligence in contributing to cancer research. She was born and raised in Chicago by her father, Frank V. Plummer, and mother Carrible Cole Plummer, who were both successful in their science careers. Although their daughter had been confronted with many obstacles she still had stayed strong and did what she believed, which was to help find a cure to cancer. Jewel Plummer Cobb had been degraded not only because she was a…show more content…
Jewel Plummer Cobb a product of America‘s “Black elite” had began her education during 1920 to 1930 in a predominantly white elementary school. Problems that occurred at this school that African America women would not often face now. The Chicago Board of Education gerrymandered the school districts so that their were fewer Black children that were eligible to attend. When she attended Englewood High school she had faced another racial profiling from the Board of Education. They developed a new gerrymandering scheme “for purely racial reasons” that placed the high school on double shifts. Now she had a education period from 11:45 AM to 5:15 PM that led to her walking home in the dark. This was unfair but she still stayed strong with help of encouragement of her parents and the success they had in science. Everywhere she went she was faced with a problem on either the fact that she was black or that she was a…show more content…
At the New York University-- Bellevue Hospital Medical Center she designed a laboratory for research in new tissue culture. She used mice in this research. With them she found the resistance to radium and x-ray therapy observed in patients with melanoma was a function of pigment density. As we can see Cobb came up with new research to discovering the cure for cancer from previous research she had preformed. As she had performed more and more research she had became more and more detailed in what she wanted to test. Many subjects were tested and analyzed as a whole to what the information could give them to discovering the cure to

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