Oral history interview with Ruth Sager (video and transcript)

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Title

Oral history interview with Ruth Sager (video and transcript)

Subject

Sager, Ruth
Women in medicine
Genetics
Isoelectric focusing

Abstract

Oral history interview with Ruth Sager, M.D. As the discoverer of chloroplast DNA, Dr. Sager had a well-established career in plant genetics when her desire to explore the unknown led her to leave this research for human studies. She moved to England, became a student again, and learned techniques for genetic analysis at the cellular level. She was later appointed Chief of the Division of Cancer Genetics at the Sidney Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Sager discusses the contributions of her research team to the growing understanding of tumor genetics. Dr. Sager compares the life of a scientist to that of an artist or dancer and says that "it gets to the very core of your existence."

Creator

Joint Committee on the Status of Women

Date Created

1982

Is Part Of

Joint Committee on the Status of Women Records

Format

video

Extent

1 videorecording (133 MB) and transcript (7 pages)

Medium

Videotape

Language

English

Type

moving image

Identifier

https://vimeo.com/51462968

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Interviewer

Denterlein, Geri

Interviewee

Sager, Ruth

Original Format

Videotape

Duration

00:16:29

Files

RuthSager.pdf

Citation

Joint Committee on the Status of Women, “Oral history interview with Ruth Sager (video and transcript),” OnView, accessed July 23, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/5961.

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