According to author Pamela Proffitt in her book, she said, Roslyn Sussman Yalow a "Notable Women Scientist." Roslyn Sussman Yalow mother was from Germany who immigrated to the United States at the age of four years old. Also, her father was a United States citizen and, he was a resident of the Lower East Side of the Bronx. He was born to Russian immigrant parents, and he also was a proprietor of a small business. Yalow was born on July 19, 1921, in the Bronx, New York.