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By Georgina Ferry

Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994) used to be well known for her medically-important paintings on penicillin, nutrition B12 and insulin. absolutely engaged with the political and social currents of her time, she participated in many of the maximum upheavals of the twentieth century: women's schooling; the globalisation of technology; the increase and fall of communism; and overseas peace events. A spouse, mom and grandmother, she cared deeply in regards to the wellness of people in all cultures.

Georgina Ferry's biography of the single British girl scientist to obtain the Nobel Prize – Dorothy Hodgkin: A existence – used to be shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and the Marsh Biography Award. Bloomsbury Reader 2014 version is reissued with a brand new preface.

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But though it had made him, as he bravely declared, "a man," it had left him penniless. He ordered visiting cards inscribed "Monsieur d e d e Mathematiques," and distributed them, by way of bravado, to his wealthy and aristocratic rela­ Bacounine, Maitre tives. But it was not until April that he secured even one pupil. In the meanwhile he lived by borrowing from his friends and when his friends could or would lend him no more, from professional moneylenders. Michael could cheer­ fully bear discomfort and privation.

The attractions of the Muraviev girls, if they failed to touch Michael's heart, had sufficed to distract him from his studies. A condign punishment awaited him. He was found guilty of "lack of progress and inattention throughout the whole course of instruction," dismissed from the Artillery School, and posted to a brigade stationed at a desolate and unpopular spot on the Polish frontier. By a characteristic streak of cowardice-for least of all could he bear to be humbled before the members of his own family­ Michael did not write of his disgrace to Premukhino; and his father learned of it from the official gazette and from a casual letter of Nicholas Muraviev.

2 Belinsky reached Premukhino at a moment when the heady vintage of Fichtean idealism had completely intox­ icated the younger generation. He was as impetuous and impressionable as Michael himself; and he became so rapid a convert to the new doctrine that an article for the Tele­ scope, written within three weeks of his arrival, contains a complete and enthusiastic expose of the Fichtean system. Every m a n must love mankind as the epitome of the full de­ velopment of tha t consciousness which is his own proper aim, so that what every man loves in mankind is the future development of his own consciousness.

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