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From the PublisherOffers a comprehensive and insightful story about nineteenth-century notions of science, medicine, and gender. . . . An important contribution to our understanding of nineteenth-century medical trends.--Canadian Journal of History
Comprehensive and meticulously researched. . . . Adds another level of complexity to the scholarship on women and medicine.--Women's History Magazine
Tuchman's meticulously researched biography of Marie Zakrzewska makes a valuable contribution to the history of women in nineteenth-century American medicine. . . . The power of this biography lies in its scrupulous attention to the historical record and in Tuchman's talent for tracing intertwined stories of lives, relationships, and institutions.--Journal of American History
Brings to light many of the tensions that women still face today while pursuing careers in science. . . . This biography . . . comes at a very crucial time.--New England Quarterly"
Scholarly, engaging. . . . This superb biography, arriving at a time when comparing the brains of men and women is again all the scientific rage, is a welcome addition to the long debate over sex and science.--New England Journal of Medicine
This thoughtful, informed, and highly readable biography describes an important figure in U.S. women's history and the history of medicine.--American Historical Review