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Maud Slye

Slye, Maud (slĪ) [key], 1879–1954, American pathologist, b. Minneapolis, grad. Brown, 1899. At the Univ. of Chicago she taught pathology, becoming professor emeritus in 1945, and was a member (1911–43) of the staff of the Sprague Memorial Institute. Working on cancer, she produced susceptible and resistant strains of mice and suggested that cancer in humans might be eliminated by selective breeding if proper eugenic methods were adopted.

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