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I prefer surveying for a week to spending a week in fashionable society even of the best class.

 
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Ellen Swallow Richards
Ellen Swallow Richards
  • Born: December 3, 1842
  • Died: March 30, 1911
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Chemist, Professor

Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards was an industrial and safety engineer, environmental chemist, and university faculty member in the United States during the 19th century. Her pioneering work in sanitary engineering, and experimental research in domestic science, laid a foundation for the new science of home economics. She was the founder of the home economics movement characterized by the application of science to the home, and the first to apply chemistry to the study of nutrition.

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