Bold Women of Medicine: 21 Stories of Astounding Discoveries, Daring Surgeries, and Healing Breakthroughs

Bold Women of Medicine: 21 Stories of Astounding Discoveries, Daring Surgeries, and Healing Breakthroughs

by Susan M. Latta
Bold Women of Medicine: 21 Stories of Astounding Discoveries, Daring Surgeries, and Healing Breakthroughs

Bold Women of Medicine: 21 Stories of Astounding Discoveries, Daring Surgeries, and Healing Breakthroughs

by Susan M. Latta

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Overview

CBC - NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Students K-12 2017

Meet 21 determined women who have dedicated their lives to healing others. In the 19th century, Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton—the “Lady with the Lamp” and the “Angel of the Battlefield”—earned their nicknames by daring to enter battlefields to aid wounded soldiers, forever changing the standards of medicine. Modern-day medical heroines such as Bonnie Simpson Mason, who harnessed the challenges of her chronic illness and founded an organization to introduce women and minorities to orthopedic surgery, and Kathy Magliato, who jumped the hurdles to become a talented surgeon in the male-dominated arena of heart transplants, will inspire any young reader interested in the art, science, and lifechanging applications of medicine. Lovers of adventure will follow Mary Carson Breckinridge, the “nurse on horseback” who delivered babies in the Appalachian Mountains and believed that everyone, including our poorest and most vulnerable citizens, deserve good health care, and Jerri Nielsen, the doctor stationed in Antarctica who, cut off from help, had to bravely treat her own breast cancer. These and 15 other daring women inspire with their courage, persistence, and belief in the power of both science and compassion.

Packed with photos and informative sidebars and including source notes and a bibliography, Bold Women of Medicine is an invaluable addition to any student’s or aspiring doctor or nurse’s bookshelf.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613734377
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2017
Series: Women of Action Series , #20
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 684,577
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1060L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Susan M. Latta holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Hamline University. She has written on history, biography, and geography topics for Appleseeds and Faces magazines and contributed freelance projects to Heinemann Leveled Books and ABDO Publishing. She is the recipient of the Loft Literary Center’s Shabo Award for Children’s Picture Book Writers. She lives in Edina, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Foreword Gina Routh, DO: Shaped by Experiences v

Introduction: "Go Tomorrow to the Hospital to See the She Doctors!" 1

Part I The Bold Pioneers

Florence Nightingale: Victorian Rule Breaker 9

Elizabeth Blackwell: Medical Pioneer 19

Clara Barton: Bold Angel 28

Marie Zakrzewska: Woman's Spirited Ally 36

Rebecca Lee Crumpler and Rebecca Cole: The First African American Women Physicians 44

Mary Edwards Walker: Gutsy Surgeon in Pants 55

Part II Medical Women Making Headway

Bertha Van Hoosen: Unstoppable Petticoat Surgeon 67

Susan La Flesche Picotte: A Bridge Between Worlds 76

Elizabeth Kenny: Dogged Nurse from the Outback 86

Mary Carson Breckinridge: Mountaineer Nurse on Horseback 95

Helen Taussig: From Blue to a Lovely Shade of Pink 104

Virginia Apgar: The Apgar Score 115

Part III And Today Still Fighting

Catherine Hamlin: The Fistula Pilgrims 128

Edna Adan Ismail: The Dump That Became a Hospital 137

Anne Brooks: Sister Doctor with Attitude 145

Jerri Nielsen: Icy Courage 155

Kathy Magliato: A Persistent Heart 164

Bonnie Simpson Mason: Taking It to the Nth Dimension 172

Adele Levine: A Leap of Faith 180

Sherrie Ballantine-Talmadge: Back on the Field! 189

Acknowledgments 199

Notes 202

Bibliography 213

Index 221

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