Thursday, June 11, 2009

This is Rita Levi Montalcini.

In April, she turned 100.

Isn’t she lovely?

 

She is a Nobel Prize-winning neurologist and a senator for life in Italy.

For Turin-born Montalcini , anti-Jewish laws of  Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime in the 1930s  forced her to quit university and do research in an improvised laboratory --  her bedroom at home.

 

"Above all, don't fear difficult moments," she said. "The best comes from them."

 

So true, so true.

 

seen {here}

found the link via {mytopography}

1 comments:

Quiet Oasis said...

She IS lovely. Maybe she holds the secret to living til 100.... research AND neurologist. Hmmm....

 
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