Pioneer Work in Opening the Medical Profession to Women: Autobiography of the First Woman in the USA to Receive a Degree in Medicine (Hardcover)

Pioneer Work in Opening the Medical Profession to Women: Autobiography of the First Woman in the USA to Receive a Degree in Medicine (Hardcover)

by Elizabeth Blackwell

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Overview

Elizabeth Blackwell's autobiographic history of the brave accomplishments of those who made the USA's medical profession accessible to women is illuminating and uplifting.



Writing toward the end of the 19th century, Blackwell strikes a dignified and resolute tone throughout this memoir. Prior to Victorian times, women had only a diminished role in the medical profession, which - like most other professional trades at the time - was closed to female participation. Elizabeth Blackwell however was adamant that she could serve as a medic; her persistence led her to become the first woman ever taught in medical school, studying in the USA.



Blackwell discusses famous figures in English medicine, such as Florence Nightingale, as well as several more obscure - but nevertheless important and influential - contributors to the progress of women in the medical profession. Towards the end of the book, set in 1858, Elizabeth Blackwell revisits England to behold the hospitals and medical community of that nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781387974986
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 07/25/2018
Pages: 138
Sales rank: 1,105,599
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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