Anna Hamann, PhD
Anna Hamann was born in Hamburg, Germany, the daughter of a physics professor. She completed a degree in medicine from Munich University in 1921 and received her doctorate in 1924. During her schooling she studied radiological work and she eventually provided the radium for the research of Dr. Otto Hahn, a German radiochemist who was the 144 Nobel Prize winner for his work in nuclear fission. Dr. Hamman traveled to the United States and worked at the University of Chicago from 1938-1948 before directing the department of radiation therapy at Northwestern from 1948-1964.
Photo from RSNA In Memorium