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Science  16 Mar 2018:
Vol. 359, Issue 6381, pp. 1221
DOI: 10.1126/science.aar8211

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In World War I–era Britain, women could be found in a variety of new places, such as the munitions factories and military auxiliaries that have attracted the most attention by scholars to date. Less well known is women's work in scientific fields. With A Lab of One's Own, Patricia Fara aims to correct this imbalance, masterfully bringing to light women's wartime contributions to these areas, as well as their efforts to improve women's status in both science and society.