This is the life story of Dr. Lucy B. Rorke-Adams, who was raised in the rural Midwest of the United States by Armenian immigrant parents during the Depression. The youngest in a family of five girls, she was lovingly nurtured by her parents and sisters. She was encouraged to become educated in order to lead a worthwhile life and contribute to society. She chose medicine, specifically the specialty of pediatric neuropathology, and over her long career succeeded in advancing the field. In particular, she made major contributions to understanding childhood brain tumors, central nervous system (CNS) malformations, and pathophysiology of abusive CNS injury in infants and children.


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