Pioneering women in medicine and the medical sciences / Gerald W. Friedland, Jennifer A.F. Tender, Leah J. Dickstein.

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"The first half of the book provides historical review, insights into the barriers women physicians face and the authors' roles promoting women in medicine. The second half focuses on authors' interactions with pioneering women in medicine or biographies about influential women physicians and scientists."


[Stanford] : Gerald W. Friedland, [2015]
Great Britain : Printed in Great Britain by Amazon

Physical description

172 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm


Chapter 1. Priming the pump: preparing women to be pioneers in medicine and the medical sciences / Merle Waxman -- Chapter. 2. Summary of the achievements of women and reflections on the future of women in medicine and the medical sciences / Judith Leavitt -- Chapter 3. Advancing women's health: a prescription and pathway for accelerating progress / Susan J. Blumenthal -- Chapter 4. Science odyssey for women: successes and challenges / Cynthia Friend -- Chapter 5. Women's career development: what does this have to do with men? / Janet Bickel -- Chapter 6. Women in space / Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles -- Chapter 7. Male physicians replace female practitioners in western Europe 1350-1600: why? / Barton D. Thurber -- Chapter 8. Elizabeth Blackwell: the first modern woman physician / Selma H. Calmes -- Chapter 9. Pioneering women in pediatrics / Jennifer Tender -- Chapter 10. Dame Sheila Sherlock: an expert in diseases of the liver / Jenny Heathcote -- Chapter 11. A lady of culture: Margaret R. Murray / Mary Bartlett Bunge -- Chapter 12. The libel trial of Dr. Mary Dixon Jones / Regina Morantz Sanchez -- Chapter 13. Women and mental health, part I / Carolyn Robinowitz -- Chapter. 14. Women and mental health, part II / Leah J. Dickstein.

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Includes bibliographical references.


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    History of Medicine
    CBW /FRI
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  • 9781508857877
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