Ida Henrietta Hyde

Year Inducted



  • First woman admitted to the American Physiological Society
  • Third woman, and the first woman from the United States, to receive her doctorate from Heidelberg University in Germany
  • Creator of the KU Department of Physiology and its first Chair
  • First woman ever allowed to do research at Harvard Medical School
  • Inventor of a microclectrode for stimulating single cells, a breakthrough in neurophysiology
  • Endowed the Association of American University Women with the Ida H. Hyde International Fellowship