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Dorothy E. Carter

Laboratory Technician; Health DivisionChicago, IL

Manhattan Project VeteranProject Worker/Staff

Dorothy E. Carter was a lab technician in the Health Division at the University of Chicago’s Metallurgical Laboratory (“Met Lab”) during the Manhattan Project.

While working at the Met Lab, she was responsible for making slides of the tested animal organs given to her by scientists studying the impact of radiation on humans. She was one of the few workers in her section that did not have a university degree. 

During World War II, her husband served in the Army and fought in the Pacific while she as working at the Met Lab.

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