Women in Medicine: A Celebration of Their Work

Women in Medicine: A Celebration of Their Work

by Ted Grant, Sandy Carter, Judith Finlayson
     
 

A photographic tribute to women doctors, nurses and other medical professionals.

Women in Medicine celebrates the women who spend their lives providing treatment, giving comfort and easing the pain of patients in hospitals and clinics across North America.

The book's introduction traces the tumultuous progress of women healers from ancient Egypt

Overview

A photographic tribute to women doctors, nurses and other medical professionals.

Women in Medicine celebrates the women who spend their lives providing treatment, giving comfort and easing the pain of patients in hospitals and clinics across North America.

The book's introduction traces the tumultuous progress of women healers from ancient Egypt until the present. Centuries before medical schools formally trained women, they learned through trial and error by caring for family members. The acceptance of women's ability to heal changed with the times — one era's angel of mercy was another era's witch. Today, women comprise over 80 percent of all medical workers and are increasing their numbers as doctors, surgeons, researchers and professors.

The striking black and white photographs capture the daily working lives of women in medicine in a variety of roles including:

  • Midwives
  • Nurses
  • Technicians
  • Therapists
  • Physicians' Assistants
  • Researchers.

Sprinkled throughout these candid, unposed images are memorable quotes from both historic and contemporary sources.

Editorial Reviews

Spokane Spokesman-Review
105 stunning images.
— Carla K. Johnson
Canadian Book Review Annual
Stunning black and white photography... welcome celebration of women on the front lines of life and death in North America.
— Margaret Conrad
E-Streams
Recommended for medical school libraries, large public libraries, and the personal libraries of women working in the medical fields.
— Peggy Brown
Victoria Times Colonist
What really strikes home in these photographs is the culture of caring that these women bring to their job.
— Don Denton
Globe and Mail
This ought to be on the coffee table of every woman health-care worker in the country... gritty documentary feel to [photographs], but unambiguously admiring.
Travel Photographers Network
An excellent book for any photo library... Photojournalists and nurses will love this book! A real tribute!
— Paul W. Faust
Hamilton Spectator
A story told in black and white... capture[s] the tapestry of these public and private moments.
— Lesley Simpson
Spokane Spokesman-Review - Carla K. Johnson
105 stunning images.
Canadian Book Review Annual - Margaret Conrad
Stunning black and white photography... a welcome celebration of women on the front lines of life and death in North America.
Travel Photographers Network - Paul W. Faust
An excellent book for any photo library... Photojournalists and nurses will love this book! A real tribute!
E-Streams - Peggy Brown
Recommended for medical school libraries, large public libraries, and the personal libraries of women working in the medical fields.
Victoria Times Colonist - Don Denton
What really strikes home in these photographs is the culture of caring that these women bring to their job.
Hamilton Spectator - Lesley Simpson
A story told in black and white... capture[s] the tapestry of these public and private moments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552979068
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/04/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Ted Grant has an outstanding reputation as a photojournalist whose career spans more than fifty years. He is the only photographer to earn both the prestigious gold and silver medals for Photographic Excellence presented by the National Film Board of Canada.

Sandy Carter was born in California and has worked on documentary assignments in South Korea, India, Europe and the United States.

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