Dorothy Hamre: The unsung discoverer of the coronavirus

  • Dorothy Hamre and her husband, Alex Brownlee, lived in this house on Fedel Court in Ouray from the mid-1960s to the late 1980s. Dorothy died in Ouray in 1989. Alex died the following year in Santa Fe, New Mexico Photo courtesy Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
    Dorothy Hamre and her husband, Alex Brownlee, lived in this house on Fedel Court in Ouray from the mid-1960s to the late 1980s. Dorothy died in Ouray in 1989. Alex died the following year in Santa Fe, New Mexico Photo courtesy Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
By P. Balaram Editor's Note: This article was printed as part of a special section for the Ouray County Historical Society in the Plaindealer this week. Please pick up a copy of the paper to read more about how you can be involved in the organization's programs. One of the defining images of science in the 21st century may well be the iconic image of the corona virus, a deceptively simpleā€¦

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