Edith Hinkley

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Edith Hinkley was born in Rockford, Illinois back in 1891 to Arthur and Harriet.  In 1912 she graduated from Whitman College with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics.  In 1914 she earned her master’s degree at the University of California.

In 1916 she married Shirley Leon and moved to New York City taking a job at the Memorial hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases as assistant physicist to Giocchion Failla.  She started research in the treatment for cancer on in other medical research applications. In 1941 she joined the faculty of Cornell University Medical College s an assistant professor of radiology retiring in 1960.  Of course, for those associated with the medical field I’m writing about Edith Hinkley Quimby.

She died in 1982 at 91.  Now for those of you who are not in the study of medicine I can now tell you what she will be written in the history books for and that is she is best known as one of the founders of nuclear medicine.  She is one of the first members of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.


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faye schubert
Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

It's always so interesting to read about those who have come before us, using their gifts and talents that have given us the life we have today.

Mar 19, 2017 05:03 AM #1
Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

She was an amazing lady being that time in medicine. Another great read today

Mar 19, 2017 05:06 AM #2
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Glad to know that and I have had PET scans when I was in cancer treatment so I know the value of nuclear medicine.

Mar 19, 2017 05:20 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Nice that she was able to help with diagnostics; now let's just find a cure!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Mar 19, 2017 05:35 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Nice to be introduced to such important people! Enjoy  your day!

Mar 19, 2017 05:43 AM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Another great female "heroine" you've acquainted us with, James. Love reading about these women who paved the way for future generations.

Mar 19, 2017 06:00 AM #6
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

James, interesting piece, and sounds like a very interesting lady! 

Mar 19, 2017 06:11 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. What a fascinating and talented woman. A great read.

Mar 19, 2017 06:54 AM #8
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

What a gift that she passed on.

Mar 19, 2017 06:55 AM #9
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Thanks for the article this monring, James. Have a great week!

Mar 19, 2017 07:13 AM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like a very intelligent woman to me and she sure brought a lot to this world.

Mar 19, 2017 07:38 AM #11
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

You depict so many great women in your blog posts and I salute you for that James Dray 

Mar 19, 2017 09:14 AM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an enchanting story of a woman who contributed so much to medecine.  Wishing you a great day on the links.  A

Mar 19, 2017 09:29 AM #13
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

James Dray  Edith Hinkley was very gifted woman contributed to humanity.

Mar 19, 2017 10:05 AM #14
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Edith was absolutely a pioneer and I am sure she has helped save many lives through her outstanding research. I bet you enjoyed getting the clubs out and dusting off all the winter cobwebs.

Mar 19, 2017 10:07 AM #15
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jame thank you for the introduction I have never heard of Edith Hinkley.... the only Hinkley I heard of was  John and he was not a good person....Endre

Mar 19, 2017 05:28 PM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- there are so many people you've written about who have accomplished so much.Thank you.

Mar 19, 2017 07:05 PM #17
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I remember the Quimby last name but, not Hinkley!  Now putting together nuclear medicine and her full name - I had an ah-ha moment!  I was in medicine previously, retiring from that in 1999 and going into real estate as a second career. We learned a lot of medical history which, seemed rather antiquated at the time but, I'm sure what we were doing in the 90's, now seems antiquated to new medical personnel!  

Happy Monday, James!

Mar 20, 2017 05:05 PM #18
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James Dray, I was already astounded at 'mathematics and physics'... I was amazed at her life - Edith Hinkley Quimby - and her work on Cancer. But, James, you probably will smile when you read that my eyes almost popped out in reading that she is best known as 'one of the founders of nuclear medicine'. 

Mar 20, 2017 08:19 PM #19
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