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Google marks 131st birthday of pioneering British medical researcher Lucy Wills with sketch doodle
Internet search engine and technology giant Google celebrates the birth anniversary of noted English haematologist Lucy Wills with a sketch doodle. Wills is respected as the pioneering medical researcher whose analysis of prenatal anemia changed the face of preventive prenatal care for women everywhere, states website of Google Doodle.

The second 'O' of Google logo has been replaced by the sketch of Wills in a thoughtful mood holding a jar. In front of the logo, noting slips, microscope and test tube stand can be seen along with a jam toast and cup of coffee. The letters of the logo have shaped with fluidity.

The website says, "Born on this day in 1888, Lucy Wills attended the Cheltenham College for Young Ladies, one of the first British boarding schools to train female students in science and mathematics. In 1911, she earned first honours in botany and geology at Cambridge University's Newnham College, another institution at the forefront of educating women, followed by the London School of Medicine for Women, the first school in Britain to train female doctors."

It is interesting to note that Wills travelled to India to investigate a severe form of life-threatening anemia afflicting pregnant textile workers in Bombay.

"Suspecting that poor nutrition was the cause, she discovered what came to be known as the "Wills Factor" when a laboratory monkey's health improved after being fed the British breakfast spread Marmite which is made of yeast extract. Later research proved the factor to be folic acid, which is now recommended to pregnant women all over the world," informs the website..

She is also fondly 'remembered for her wry sense of humour, Wills enjoyed mountain climbing, cross-country skiing, and rode a bicycle to work rather than driving in a car.'

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