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June Almeida, Virus Detective!: The Woman Who Discovered the First Human Coronavirus (Hardcover)

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By Suzanne Slade, Elisa Paganelli (Illustrator)
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From an early age in Glasgow, Scotland, June Almeida loved learning about science and nature. A good student, she was especially interested in biology and won the top science prize at her school. Creative and observant, June noticed details that others often missed. She dreamed of attending university but economic hardships caused her to leave school at age 16. Still, June was determined to pursue her passion for science. She was hired by a local hospital to work in its lab, using a microscope to magnify and examine cells. Her work helped doctors treat patients. June later worked in labs in London and in Toronto. Her skill in using the electron microscope to examine cells and help identify viruses earned her promotion and respect in the science community. When June was 34 years old, she discovered the first human coronavirus. Her groundbreaking work continues to help researchers today in the fight against illnesses caused by viruses, including COVID-19.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781534111325
ISBN-10: 1534111328
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication Date: March 15th, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: English