My friend Dylan was telling me the other day about how woefully under-populated the Hot Gay Scientists tag is on tumblr, so here’s my humble contribution to that noble cause: Louise Pearce and S. Josephine Baker, who were both queer lady scientists and physicians working in the public health field in the early 20th century, and who lived together for over a decade (along with Baker’s other lady-partner, novelist Ida Alexa Ross Wylie.) 
Pearce is best known for developing a cure for trypanosomiasis (African Sleeping Sickness) in 1919, and Baker is most famous for hugely decreasing infant mortality rates in low-income and immigrant communities in New York, for catching Typhoid Mary (twice!), and for being a total cutie in a suit. 
In case your appetite for Hot Gay Scientists has not yet been sated (and really, how could it be??), you might consider directing your attention next toward Dylan’s Newt & Hermann and Carlos & Cecil.  Or, heck, make your own contribution!

My friend Dylan was telling me the other day about how woefully under-populated the Hot Gay Scientists tag is on tumblr, so here’s my humble contribution to that noble cause: Louise Pearce and S. Josephine Baker, who were both queer lady scientists and physicians working in the public health field in the early 20th century, and who lived together for over a decade (along with Baker’s other lady-partner, novelist Ida Alexa Ross Wylie.) 

Pearce is best known for developing a cure for trypanosomiasis (African Sleeping Sickness) in 1919, and Baker is most famous for hugely decreasing infant mortality rates in low-income and immigrant communities in New York, for catching Typhoid Mary (twice!), and for being a total cutie in a suit. 

In case your appetite for Hot Gay Scientists has not yet been sated (and really, how could it be??), you might consider directing your attention next toward Dylan’s Newt & Hermann and Carlos & Cecil.  Or, heck, make your own contribution!

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