Nell Frances Hollinger, 97, a Carson City resident, died April 23, 2002, at Carson-Tahoe Hospital. She was born April 18, 1905, in Lordsburg, New Mexico Territory, to Charles Frances and Mary Malone Hollinger.
She received an undergraduate degree form the University of California Berkeley and a doctorate from Stanford University.
Dr. Hollinger was a Professor of Public Health for the University of California, Berkeley from 1944 until her retirement in 1970. She also owned and operated a clinical laboratory.
She collaborated with Professor Lowell Rantz, M.D., of Stanford University School of Medicine and with the staff of Cutter Laboratories in the development and production of the first beta-hemolytic-streptococcal streptolysin for national distribution and thus the first successful breakthrough of a nationally available test for the clinical syndrom of rheumatic fever.
She held lifetime memberships in the American Association of Bioanalysts, Emerita, American Society of Microbiology, American Association of Clinical Chemists, American Association of University Women, University of California Alumni and Stanford University Medical Alumni.
Among her survivors is her sister Lucile "Holly" Krikac of San Jose, Calif.
Her ashes will be scattered at sea.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanford University School of Medicine Scholarship Fund.
Walton's Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.
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