Jeanes, Allene, 1906-1995

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Chemical researcher. Allene R. Jeanes was born 19 July 1906 in Waco, Tx. She received her B.A. (1928) from Baylor University, her M.A. (1929) from the University of Berkeley, and her Ph. D (1938) in Organic Chemistry from the University of Illinois.

She was employed as Head Science Teacher (1930-1935) at Athens College (Ala.), Chemistry Instructor (1936-1937) at the University of Illinois, and as a Researcher (1941-1976) at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Northern Regional Research Center. Her research focused on carbohydrates and the development of Dextran, a plasma substitute used during the Korean War. Dr. Jeanes produced over 60 publications, 24 presentations, and received 10 patents.

For her efforts, she received the Distinguished Service Award (1953) from the U.S.D.A. and the Garvan Medal (1956) from the American Chemical Society. Dr. Jeanes died in 1995.

From the description of Papers, 1948-1995. (Iowa State University). WorldCat record id: 34233130

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Women scientists
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Blood plasma substitutes
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Carbohydrates--Physiological effect


Birth 1906-07-11

Death 1995-12-11



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