This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine

This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine

by Eliza Lo Chin
     
 

This Side of Doctoring: Reflections for Women in Medicine offers up an intimate collection of stories, poems, essays, and quotations that captures the joy and heartbreak of being women and being a physician. Editor Eliza Lo Chin (MD, Harvard Medical School) has gathered more than 100 voices that speak to the trials, rewards, and surprises of practicing medicine

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This Side of Doctoring: Reflections for Women in Medicine offers up an intimate collection of stories, poems, essays, and quotations that captures the joy and heartbreak of being women and being a physician. Editor Eliza Lo Chin (MD, Harvard Medical School) has gathered more than 100 voices that speak to the trials, rewards, and surprises of practicing medicine. Beginning with the writings of early medical pioneers, the anthology weaves a rich patchwork of experiences.

Raw and honest, This Side of Doctoring acquaints us with worlds we could otherwise only imagine. Throughout these pages you’ll find the expressions of courage, doubt, fatigue, perseverance, frustration, and triumph that make up the lives of women physicians. These are the stories of choosing a life in medicine and the many roadmaps that women follow in living that life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761923541
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/20/2001
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.76(h) x 1.43(d)

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Meet the Author

Eliza Lo Chin is a general internist with an interest in women’s health. She received an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, an M.P.H. from Columbia University, and completed her residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Until recently, she was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where she was actively involved in both the clinical and teaching programs.

In August 2000, Dr. Chin took a brief reprieve from clinical medicine to move to California where her husband Doug completed a fellowship in hand surgery. She has devoted this year to her three children and the completion of this anthology. She currently resides in northern California with her husband and three children and anticipates returning to her medical career in a part-time capacity.

Table of Contents

Foreword - Janet Bickel
Acknowledgments
Introduction - Eliza Lo Chin
1. Historical Perspective - Eliza Lo Chin
2. Early Pioneers
Glances and Glimpses - Harriet Hunt
Letters from Elizabeth Blackwell - Elizabeth Blackwell
In the Words of Mary Putnam Jacobi - Mary Putnam Jacobi
The Fortress - Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Some of My Life Experiences - Bethenia A. Owens-Adair
From More Than Gold in California - Mary Bennett Ritter
From Mine Eyes Have Seen - Alfreda Withington
Petticoat Surgeon - Bertha Van Hoosen
From A Child Went Forth - Helen Mac Knight Doyle
Fighting for Life - S. Josephine Baker
From Bowery to Bellevue - Emily Dunning Barringer
A Woven Fabric - Mary Canaga Rowland
Woman at the Gate - Gulli Lindh Muller
A Woman Doctor Looks at Love and Life - Marion Hilliard
The Antique Roadshow of a 90-Year-Old - Juliana Swiney
Sound Investments - Gertrude Russack Sobel
The First Women at H.M.S. - Doris Rubin Bennett
I Will Not Pass Away - Mildred Fay Jefferson
The Beginnings of Women's Health Advocacy - Lila A. Wallis
From Chivalry and Off-Color Jokes to Acceptance and Respect - Marianne Wolff
Medicine and Motherhood - Marilyn Heins
Medical Internship - Grace Foege Holmes
3. The Formative Years
A Youthful Encounter - Ann Klompus Lanzerotti
From Kitchen Table Wisdom - Rachel Naomi Remen
Anatomy Lesson - Rebecca Tennant
Cold Hands - Jennifer Hyde
Here Is What I Learned - Alison Moll
Jane - Ambur L. Economou
Circumstance - Renda Soylemez
From the Deccan Plateau - Teena Shetty
Song of the Dying Ova - Sayantani Das Gupta
How I'll Become a Good Physician - Amy L. Dryer
A Gift - Michelle Monje
Thirtysomething Meets ER - Lori Gottlieb
Freckles - Jennifer Best
Summers With My Aunt - Renda Soylemez
The Discovery Clinic - Melanie M. Watkins
4. Life in the Trenches: Internship and Residency
Unknown Alpha - Lori E. Summers
Birthday - Melissa Fischer
How I Survived Residency - Nassim Assefi
Necessary Journeys - Nancy L. Snyderman
Post-Call - Sheri Ann Hunt
We're Not in Kansas Anymore: Men as Medical Mentors - Sayantani Das Gupta
Whine List - Perri Klass
The Only Night I Cried - Sondra Vazirani
A Long Road - Elsa Raskin
A Time for Change: Innovative Pathways for Residency Training - Elizabeth A. Rider
Lamentation of the Female Academician - Melissa A. Parisi
But I Do Care - Joan Stroud
5. On Doctoring
In Between Before and After - Katherine Uraneck
Heartsick - Julia E. Mc Murray
My Patient, the Doctor, and Me - Gayatri Devi
Heart Doctor - Stephanie Nagy-Agren
Common Ground - Danielle Ofri
Dawn - Kathleen Franco
Life Force - Rachel Naomi Remen
A Doctor Alone With Her Decision - L. Hawes Clever
Through the Eyes of a Physician - Preetha Basaviah
Why You Came to Me - Anju Goel
Generations - Emily R. Transue
Finding Beauty in Annie - Teresa Clabots
A Visit to the Doctor - Deborah Young Bradshaw
Job Description - Katherine Uraneck
6. Mothering and Doctoring
Mutual Benefits - Rebekah Wang-Cheng
Doctor's Daughter - Julia E. Mc Murray
Conversation Hearts - Janice E. Daugherty
Monday Morning - A. Shafer
"mommydoc" - D. Miller
A Mother's Prayer - S. Crosby
On Being a Medical Mom - C. Leichman
Tsunami Baby - K. Dong
A Patient's Wife - Ruth Cohen
The Transition Game - Bonnie Salomon
Interview for Clinician-Educator Position - Stephanie Nagy-Agren
Spiderlings - Dugan Wiess Maddux
Teeter-Totter - Marcia Quereau Mc Crae
Breast-Feeding: Straddling the Fence Between Work and Home - Rebecca J. Kurth
A Reminiscence - Patricia Collins Temple
The Second Road - Eliza Lo Chin
Patients as Patron Saints - Alison Moll
Mother's Day - Nalini Juthani
"To Love and to Work" - Nancy B. Kaltreider
Balance - Cynthia J. Kapphahn
Numbing Down - Rebecca Tennant
Maternity and Medicine - Anne E. Bernstein
Parenting Without Pregnancy - Toby Jacobowitz
Body Snatcher - Liza Sharpless Bonanno
Redefining Motherhood - Karen P. Alexander
Taking Children Seriously - Jessica Schorr Saxe
7. Making Choices
Finding the Balance Point Between Overdrive and the Mommy Track - Mary Lou Schmidt
Between Lawn Cuts - Anne Armstrong-Coben
Not Having Children - Rita Charon
Missed Opportunities - Barbara Cammer Paris
Taking Stock - Kathy Kirkland
Life Choices - Kathleen Dong
Composing a Life in Medicine - Joyce Rico
On Packing for the Information Superhighway - Cynthia Rasch
Thoughts on Time Management - Veronica Piziak
8. Barriers
Glass Ceiling - Bhuvana Chandra
Why Don't You Quit? - Nancy B. Kaltreider
Woman in Orthopedic Surgery Stories - Mary Williams Clark
Life in the Boys' Club - Roberta E. Sonnino
Professionalism - Rosa E. Cuenca
The Feminization of American Medicine - Kathryn Ko
An Interview Tale - Priya Krishna
Not Easy to Please - Woman's Medical Journal
On Reaching Visible - Susan K. Schultz
Triple Jeopardy - Livia Shang-yu Wan
A Minority Perspective - Beverly M. Gaines
My Path Through Medical School - Barbara K. Pawley
The Life of Women in Medicine - Barbara R. Sommer
Leave - Grace H. Elta
Emotional Conflicts of the Career Woman - Alexandra Symonds
Kath's Graduation - Kathryn A. Carolin
An American Experience - Dorina Rose Abdulah
A Warm Gesture - Name Withheld
A Lesbian Voice: What Does It Mean to Be a "Dyke Doctor "? - Patricia A. Robertson
9. Connections
The Doctor in the Family - Marie F. Johnson
Tobacco, Tulips, and Terminal Care - Maryella Desak Sirmon
The Friendship of Women - Marjorie Spurrier Sirridge
A Doctor in the Family - Bhuvana Chandra
The Two-Casserole Test - Linda Hawes Clever
The Cafeteria - Lou Elizabeth Mac Manus
Memories of Our Mother - Diane F. Merritt
10. Balancing
August 1994: Letter to My Student - Beth Alexander
Balancing, Juggling, and Other Feats - Donna L. Parker
Juggling the Personal and Professional Life - Marcia Angell
Workday Mornings-Three Weeks - Stephanie Nagy-Agren
Where Is the Self? - Gayle Shore Moyer
The Multitude of Little Things - Dorothy V. Whipple
Is It Worth It? - Nancy B. Kaltreider
Can It Be Done? - Mary Lou Schmidt
A Few Thoughts on Part-time Faculty: The Push for the Summit and the Long Climb Down - Charlotte Heidenreich
Centered in the Deep Connections - Lucy M. Candib
An Independent Scientist - Linda Ganzini
How to Do It All at Once - Teresa Clabots
Late Lunch - Mary Williams Clark
Balancing Family and Career: Advice From the Trenches - Molly Carnes
One Page at a Time - Audrey Shafer
To Rachel - Joan C. Lo
Pregnancy and the Professional Woman - Amy A. Tyson
The Changing Role of Physicians as Working Mothers - Marian Korteling Levai
Reflections on Balance - Jennifer R. Niebyl
Notes From a Personal Journey - Silvia Wybert Olarte
11. Our Families' Perspectives
Jelly - Dr. W
From Balm in Gilead: Journey of a Healer - Sara Lawrence Lightfoot
Our Medical Marriage - Richard M. Berlin
From Her Infinite Variety - A Lawyer
What's a Mother For? - Blaise Levai
Life With Mother, the M.D. - Cynthia Magowan
What We Have Fashioned Together - Theodore Nadelson & Leon Eisenberg
I Remember as a Child - Mary Cogan Bromage
Renuka Gera - Lori Gera
12. Reflections
The Feminization of Medicine - Perri Klass
Double Helix - Angelee Deodhar
Identity Crisis - Anne Lipton
A Personal Journey - Graciela S. Alarcón
My Experience as a Woman in Medicine - Florence H. Sheehan
Scopes, Hopes and Learning the Ropes - Christina M. Surawicz
Defining Ourselves - Carol Merchant
Looking Good - Martha Stitelman
What It's Been Like - Kathryn D. Anderson
Reminiscences of My Medical Career - Michelle Palmieri Warren
Enjoying the Moment - Catherine Chang
Navigating the Maze of Academic Medicine - Jo Ann Elisabeth Manson
From Teacher to Psychiatrist With Family - Leah J. Dickstein
Generation to Generation: Mother-Daughter Physicians - Diane K. Shrier & Lydia A. Shrier
Afterword - Eliza Lo Chin
Glossary
Resources for Women in Medicine
About the Editor
About the Contributors

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