Regina Olson Hughes

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American scientific illustrator and translator

Why Is Regina Olson Hughes Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Regina Olson Hughes was an American scientific illustrator in Botanical Art. Born February 1, 1895 in Herman, Nebraska, she became fascinated with the world of plants and flowers. Her parents were Gilbert and Johanna Olson. At age 10, she contracted scarlet fever and her hearing slowly diminished until she became fully deaf at age 14. In order for her to communicate with her peers, she relied on lip reading and written notes for business work. Hughes retained her speech skills and continued to speak fluently throughout her adulthood. She became proficient in American Sign Language when she enrolled in Gallaudet University.

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