Isabel (Morgan) Mountain

Isabel Merrick (Morgan) Mountain (1911 - 1996)

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Isabel Merrick Mountain formerly Morgan
Born in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Died in Arlington, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 4 May 2018 | Last significant change: 30 Oct 2018
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Isabel Merrick Morgan (also Morgan Mountain) was an American virologist at Johns Hopkins University who prepared an experimental vaccine that protected monkeys against polio in a research team with David Bodian and Howard Howe. She was the daughter of Thomas Hunt Morgan and Lilian Vaughan Sampson.

In 1949, Morgan left Johns Hopkins and married former Air Force Colonel Joseph Mountain, who was a data processor in New York. The couple moved to Westchester County and Morgan took a job with the county's Department of Laboratory Research.

In January 1958 she was inducted into the Polio Hall of Fame at Warm Springs, Georgia. She was and remains the only woman who was so honored for her research work.


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