Alice Evans (1881-1975) received the first scholarship offered to a woman from the University of Wisconsin, where she obtained her Master of Science degree. Evans worked in the Dairy Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture where she discovered that raw milk transmitted bacteria that caused undulant fever. The discovery led to the pasteurization of milk in 1930.
The Christmas Card ~ I love this Hallmark Movie ~ I was hoping the memorial was really there but I found this: That last scene with the two main characters at the South Fork Bridge has a sign dedicating the “new South Fork Bridge” to the Veterans of the Vietnam War. I only wish it were true. Veterans who come to visit Nevada City as a result of viewing “The Christmas Card” will be disappointed. Posted by Martin Light Saturday, December 02, 2006
I didn’t know, did you know®… Today in women’s history, scientist Alice Evans was born in 1881. She identified a bacterial infection carried by cows that could cause undulating fevers in humans. Through her discovery, the government enacted milk pasteurization laws, saving countless people’s lives.