Student, Monmouth College, 1945. Bachelor of Science, Washington State University, 1947. Master of Science, University Cincinnati, 1949.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Cincinnati, 1951.
Instructor department biochemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1950-1953; project associate department biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1956-1960; abstractor, Chemical Abstracts, Columbus, Ohio., 1960-1976; abstractor water resources center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1974-1976; teacher, Madison Area Technology College, 1974-1976; science writer, Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, Madison, 1976-1980; editor, curriculum coordinator administrative medicine program, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1980-1983; program coordinator center for affective disorders, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1983-1986; editor school nursing, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1987-1990. Numerous freelance writing and editing jobs.
Elder, deacon Presbyterian Church, Oregon, Wisconsin, since 1962. Member Oregon (Wisconsin) History Society, since 1988. Member American Medical Writers Association, Anciens Eleves de l'Institut Pasteur, Madison MacIntosh Users Group (vice president 1988, editor 1988-1989), Sigma Xi, Iota Sigma Pi.
Married Max Arthur Davidson, May 31, 1957. Children: Scott Arthur, Janet Rae, Nancy Jean.