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Obituary: Isabella Karle

by Linda Wang
November 20, 2017 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 95, ISSUE 46

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Credit: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Credit: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Isabella Karle, 95, died on Oct. 3 in Arlington, Va.

“She solved one important structure after another. The range of molecules which people brought to her hoping for a crystal structure solution was notable. They were related to toxins, malaria and other medical maladies, carcinogens, and explosives, to name only a few.”—Louis Massa, colleague and friend

Most recent title: chief scientist, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Education: B.S., chemistry, 1941, and Ph.D., physical chemistry, 1944, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Survivors: daughters, Louise Karle Hanson, Jean Karle Dean, and Madeleine Karle Tawney; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter

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