‘The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code’ by Judith Hoare

Review by Reg Naulty

Close-up of the book cover. | Photo: Courtesy of Scribe UK.

This is the story of the Australian doctor Claire Weekes (1903-1990). It is fascinating.

Weekes was first a zoologist, specialising in the development of the placenta in mammals, for which she received a doctorate in science. She found a species of lizard which sometimes laid eggs and sometimes gave birth to live young, which shed valuable light on the evolution of the placenta.

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