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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
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Author
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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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Nimura, Janice P
Dewey number
  • 610.922
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
R692
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Blackwell, Elizabeth
  • Blackwell, Emily
  • Blackwell, Elizabeth
  • Blackwell, Emily
  • Women physicians
  • Women in medicine
  • Sexism in medicine
  • Health
  • Sexism in medicine
  • Women in medicine
  • Women physicians
  • United States
Label
The doctors Blackwell : how two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women--and women to medicine, Janice P. Nimura
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online resource
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Contents
Prologue -- Bristol -- New York -- Cincinnati -- Betweenity -- Admission -- Blockley almshouse -- Diploma -- Paris -- Setback -- London -- Practice -- Admission, again -- Edinburgh -- New faces -- Infirmary -- Recognition -- War -- College -- Divergence -- Coda
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393635553
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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eef043d1-eb40-49c4-bc23-841a88b45cc5
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  • (OCoLC)1225261742
  • (OCoLC)on1225261742
Label
The doctors Blackwell : how two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women--and women to medicine, Janice P. Nimura
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Bristol -- New York -- Cincinnati -- Betweenity -- Admission -- Blockley almshouse -- Diploma -- Paris -- Setback -- London -- Practice -- Admission, again -- Edinburgh -- New faces -- Infirmary -- Recognition -- War -- College -- Divergence -- Coda
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393635553
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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eef043d1-eb40-49c4-bc23-841a88b45cc5
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  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1225261742
  • (OCoLC)on1225261742

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