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.

These courageous women from the 1800s to the present focused on finding cures, tending the sick and wounded, and healing with science and compassion. Readers meet groundbreakers such as Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States; Mary Carson Breckinridge, the “nurse on horseback” who delivered babies in the Appalachian Mountains; and heart surgeon Kathy Magliato, one of the few women trained in heart transplant surgeries. Packed with photos, informative sidebars, and including source notes and a bibliography, this collection is an invaluable addition to any reader’s bookshelf.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641605700
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/02/2021
Series: Women of Action Series , #20
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 324,981
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1060L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 18 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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