Office of NIH History  
A Short History of the National Institutes of Health
  Dr. Ida Bengtson  
   
  A photograph of Dr. Ida A. Bengtson, the first woman to be hired as a bacteriologist in the Hygienic Laboratroy.  
     
  Dr. Ida A. Bengtson, the first woman to be hired as a bacteriologist in the Hygienic Laboratory.  
     
     
     
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