Women in Medicine

Women in Medicine

by Kim Etingoff

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Overview

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of medicine. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in medicine, from Rita Levi-Montalcini to Margaret Chan, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be a doctor. Find out about the opportunities for women in medicine. Read Women in Medicine to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in medicine is something you want to do.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422288986
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Series: Major Women in Science Series
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 What Does It Take to Be a Doctor? 9

2 Rita Levi-Montalcini: Nobel Prize Neurologist 15

3 Irene Ayako Uchida: Understanding Down Syndrome 21

4 Rosalyn Yalow: Understanding Radioisotopes 25

5 Marcella Farinelli Fierro: Medical Pathologist 31

6 Nancy H. Nielsen: President of the American Medical Association 37

7 Antonia Novello: First Woman Surgeon General 41

8 Margaret Chan: Director General of the World Health Organization 47

9 Dale Emeagwali: Cancer Researcher 51

10 Lori Arviso Alvord: Navajo Doctor 55

11 Opportunities for Women Today in the Field of Medicine 59

Index 63

About the Author & Picture Credits 64

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