Dorothy Hodgkin Quote
One's tendency when one is young is to do experiments just to see what will happen, without really looking for specific things at all. I first set up a little laboratory in the attic at home just to grow crystals or try experiments described in books, such as adding a lot of concentrated sulfuric acid to the blood from a nosebleed which precipitates hemotin from the hemoglobin in the blood. That was quite a nice experiment. I still remember it.
interviewed by Olivia Cox-Fill (1996). For our daughters: how outstanding women worldwide have balanced home and career. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 171. ISBN 0-275-95199-5.