Hilda Hempl Heller (1891-1964) and Wambute pygmy woman

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"Town mouse and country mouse" (caption on reverse of photograph). Bacteriologist Hilda Hempl Heller (1891-1964) and a young Wambute pygmy woman of the Ituri Forest.


Heller, Hilda Hempl 1891-1964

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7091, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2017-095019

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  • Women scientists
  • Bacteriology


Ituri Forest (Congo)


Black-and-white photographs

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SIA RU007091 [SIA2017-095109]

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