Dr. Jane Hinton, a researcher and veterinarian, was a notable scientist in the field of bacterial resistance and veterinary medicine. After graduating from Simmons College in 1939, she worked with John Howard Mueller at Harvard University, where she helped develop Mueller-Hinton agar, a medium used to culture bacteria even today. In 1949, she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Pennsylvania. She was one of the first African-American veterinarians in the nation, establishing her practice in Massachusetts.

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