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Episode Info: Have you been waiting for an episode where we don't even pretend to talk about batteries? This is that episode. Welcome to 1730s Italy, where only one woman has a university degree, public dissections count as entertainment, and sometimes you have to get married to establish your independence. Sources: Science as a Career in Enlightenment Italy: The Strategies of Laura Bassi by Paula Findlen. Laura Bassi and Science in 18th Century Europe - lecture by Monique Frize. Anna Morandi’s Wax Self-Portrait with Brain by Rebecca Messbarger. The Desire to Contribute: An Eighteenth-Century Italian Woman of Science by Gabriella Berti Logan. 
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