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Ruby Hirose at William S. Merrell Laboratories
Ruby Sakae Hirose (1904 – 1960) was an American chemist. She performed groundbreaking research related to vaccines for polio.
Hirose earned her Masters degree in pharmacology from the University of Washington in 1928. She then moved to the University of Cincinnati where she completed her doctorate in 1932. She worked at the University of Cincinnati until being hired by the research division of the William S. Merrell Company.
In 1940, she was one of ten women recognized for her contributions by the American Chemical Society.