Ruth Patrick's studies of freshwater ecology in the 1930s helped galvanise the later environmental movement, and her success in a profession dominated by men charted a course for other female scientists. She began focusing on ecology at a time when the dangers of pollution barely pierced the public consciousness; her husband, the entomologist Charles Hodge IV, described life with her as "like being married to the tail of a comet."
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