#AnonymousGenius: Dr. Dorothy Hansine Andersen

The Nightingale-Bamford School celebrates 7 Days of Genius by sharing work from their Anonymous Project. As part of the Open Doors Leadership Program, every girl from Kindergarten through Class XII has researched, studied, and created a project celebrating the life and work of a female leader whose achievements have been elided by history.  In the lead up to 92Y’s Genius Festival, we’ll highlight some of these overlooked and anonymous female geniuses.

Dr. Dorothy Hansine Anderson was the first person to identify cystic fibrosis and created the first tests to diagnose it. Read more about her below.


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