Phyllis R. Brown, PhD, Professor Emerita of Chemistry at the University of Rhode Island, has an international reputation for her research and publications in the field of analytical chemistry. She has written over two hundred articles in scientific journals and wrote or edited five books. She retired and became a caregiver when her husband of more than sixty years developed Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Phyllis R. Brown was an accomplished researcher in the field of analytical chemistry who found as she rose to prominence that most of the boy’s clubs of science excluded women. Her (mostly genteel) responses were formed by steely determination, creativity, and integrity. Despite experiencing disloyalty, research theft, and social bias, she found allies and avenues to achieve her goals.
Theirs had been a love story, a story of friendship, courtship and marriage, beginning when she was seventeen and he was a dashing Navy officer. It was a fairytale that never ceased-even Alzheimer's couldn't come between them. Phyllis Brown relives this one-of-a-kind love she shared with her husband, Bert, in HELP ME! I'm Slipping.