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The Resource The doctors Blackwell : how two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women--and women to medicine, Janice P. Nimura

The doctors Blackwell : how two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women--and women to medicine, Janice P. Nimura

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The doctors Blackwell : how two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women--and women to medicine
Title
The doctors Blackwell
Title remainder
how two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women--and women to medicine
Statement of responsibility
Janice P. Nimura
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The vivid biography of two pioneering sisters who, together, became America's first female doctors and transformed New York's medical establishment by creating a hospital by and for women. Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for greatness beyond the scope of "ordinary" womanhood. Though the world recoiled at the notion of a woman studying medicine, her intelligence and intensity won her the acceptance of the all-male medical establishment and in 1849 she became the first woman in America to receive a medical degree. But Elizabeth's story is incomplete without her often forgotten sister, Emily, the third woman in America to receive a medical degree. Exploring the sisters' allies, enemies and enduring partnership, Nimura presents a story of both trial and triumph: Together the sisters' founded the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children, the first hospital staffed entirely by women. Both sisters were tenacious and visionary; they were also judgmental, uncompromising, and occasionally misogynistic--their convictions as 19th-century women often contradicted their ambitions. From Bristol, England, to the new cities of antebellum America, this work of rich history follows the sister doctors as they transform the nineteenth century medical establishment and, in turn, our contemporary one"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nimura, Janice P
Dewey number
610.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R692
LC item number
.N56 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blackwell, Elizabeth
  • Blackwell, Emily
  • Women physicians
  • Women in medicine
  • Sexism in medicine
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • HISTORY / Women
  • MEDICAL / History
Label
The doctors Blackwell : how two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women--and women to medicine, Janice P. Nimura
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780393635546
Lccn
2020023919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1155067347
  • (OCoLC)on1155067347
  • 3126077
Label
The doctors Blackwell : how two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women--and women to medicine, Janice P. Nimura
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780393635546
Lccn
2020023919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1155067347
  • (OCoLC)on1155067347
  • 3126077

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