Women and Medicine / Edition 3

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The third edition of Women and Medicine provides a comprehensive and definitive history, from early riots in medical schools when women tried to enroll, to women finally overcoming obstacles, making medical breakthroughs and enjoying brilliant medical careers. Biographical chapters look at the lives and accomplishments of Elizabeth Blackwell, Janet Travell, Mary Putnam Jacobi, Rosalyn Yalow and Gerty Cory, Marie Curie and other Nobel Prize Winners, Rosalie Slaughter Morton, Sophia Jex-Blake, Elizabeth Garett Anderson, and numerous others pioneers. Not just a resource in the field of women's studies or for women seeking careers in medicine, this book is a fascinating read and is also appropriate for high school level students seeking report material. Women and Medicine is a necessary addition to the field of women's studies, a resource for women seeking careers in medicine and useful to all women who seek models who challenge the status quo. Photos.

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Hispanic Outlook
This third edition of Women and Medicine provides a comprehensive and definitive history of the topic.
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This brief history describes the struggle women have faced for entrance to and inclusion in the medical profession, and identifies their contributions to the profession. Chapters consider the obstacles to their inclusion and advancement, global and historical perspectives on doctors and midwives, the role of women in Civil War medicine, and the fight for birth control. Biographical chapters look at the lives and accomplishments of Blackwell, Travell, Jacobi, Yalow, Cory, Curie, Morton, and Jex-Blake, among others. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810842380
  • Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Beatrice Levin, a prize-winning playwright, has published more than 1000 articles on antiques, museum shows, theater and book reviews, and literary criticism.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 1 The Dinosaur Is Twitching: Famous Firsts Chapter 2 2 To Be a Doctor in America: Overcoming Obstacles Chapter 3 3 Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Surgeons General and Presidents' Doctors Chapter 4 4 Historical Perspectives: Midwives and Doctors around the Globe Chapter 5 5 Women on the March: Civil War Heroines Chapter 6 6 Pioneers, O Pioneers!: Then and Now Chapter 7 7 One University's Contributions: Those Remarkable Johns Hopkins Women Chapter 8 8 Oh, Brave New World: Nobel Prize Winners in Medicine Chapter 9 9 Women's Proper Place: Our Biological Selves Chapter 10 10 A Peaceful Revolution: The Fight for Birth Control Chapter 11 11 What Was the Doctor Wearing?: From White Coats to Space Suits

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