About the Author

Rose E. Frisch (1918-2015) was a biologist known for her work on female fertility and specifically for the discovery that low body fat is a contributing factor to infertility. She was an associate professor of population sciences emerita at the Harvard School of Public Health and a member of the research faculty of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. She was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Foundation.
Hometown: Cambridge, MA

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