Werts, Margaret F(erguson) 1915-2003
WERTS, Margaret F(erguson) 1915-2003
See index for CA sketch: Born July 18, 1915, in Washington, DC; died October 30, 2003, in Mitchellville, MD. Information specialist and author. Werts was an information specialist involved in the field of underwater medicine. She was a graduate of Wellesley College, where she earned a B.A. in 1936. Marrying soon afterwards, she followed her husband on his various navy assignments and, during World War II, worked for the Army Map Service and the French Purchasing Service; she also served as a driver for the American Women's Voluntary Services. When her husband retired, she became more active in various jobs and was hired by George Washington University to be a bibliographer for its University Medical Center. She worked for the university from 1965 to 1973 before joining the Undersea Medical Society of Bethesda, Maryland, as a bibliographer and associate editor of the periodical Pressure. During this time, she cowrote the four-volume work Underwater Medicine and Related Sciences (1973-79) and coedited Underwater Handbook (1976). Retiring in 1980, Werts spent the rest of her life involved in volunteer activities.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
Washington Post, November 8, 2003, p. B7.