Lucy Wills’ 131st Birthday - Celebrating With Google Doodle=Google is celebrating the life and work of English haematologist Lucy Wills with a Google Doodle on what would have been her 131st birthday.
Wills, who is remembered for her pioneering research into the prevention of prenatal anaemia, was born in England in 1888.
She completed a degree in botany and geology at Cambridge University in 1911, but it wasn’t until 1914 that Wills became involved in medicine - when she volunteered as a nurse in Cape Town when the first World War broke out.
Upon her return to London, Wills received her medical degree from the London School of Medicine for Women, where her interest in the study and treatment of blood was first sparked.
In 1928, Wills travelled to India to investigate a severe form of anaemia that was affecting pregnant textile workers in Bombay.