Women in Medicine: An Encyclopedia

Women in Medicine: An Encyclopedia

by Laura Windsor


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The definitive compilation of the inspiring and educational stories of women in medicine through the ages and around the world.

• More than 250 A–Z entries focusing primarily on women pioneers and mentors in medicine, from Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first black female physician in the United States, to Flossie Wong-Staal, who codiscovered and cloned the HIV virus

• Additional entries on organizations such as the Medical Women's International Association, the Media Act of 1858 and other legislative acts, and universities and institutions that have shaped the role of women in medicine

• Over 60 photographs and portraits of key nurses, physicians and scientists, including Louise Bourgeois, Florence Nightingale, and Marie Curie

• Extensive bibliography with websites listed wherever possible for easy access

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781576073926
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/14/2002
Pages: 259
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Laura Lynn Windsor is a health sciences reference librarian at Ohio University, Athens, OH.

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