Sophie Bledsoe Aberle

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Sophie Bledsoe Aberle (October 21, 1896 - October 1996) was an American anthropologist, physician and nutritionist. She got a Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics from Stanford University in 1927 and a Master's degree from Yale University in 1930.[1] As a Native American, Aberle supported Native Americans in the southwestern United States. In 1951 President Harry S. Truman put Aberle to work on the first National Science Board. [2]

Aberle worked with the Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1935 to 1944. She then worked with the National Research Council until 1949. From 1949 to 1954 she worked at the University of New Mexico.[3] She worked for the Bernalillo County Indian Hospital until 1970. Then she returned to the University of New Mexico.

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  1. Bailey, Martha J. (1994). American Women in Science. ABC-CLIO, Inc. ISBN 0-87436-740-9.
  2. National Science Foundation. "A Timeline of NSF History". Retrieved 16 April 2011.
  3. Marilyn Ogilvie and Joy Harvey, ed. (2000). The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science. Great Britain: Routledge. p. 6. ISBN 0-415-92038-8. Retrieved 15 April 2011.