The Doctors Blackwell : how two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women -- and women to medicine
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The Doctors Blackwell : how two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women -- and women to medicine

By Nimura, Janice P., author.

Genre Large type books.

Published 2021 by Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, Waterville, Maine

ISBN 9781432887124

Bib Id 2458115

Copyright 2021

Edition Large print edition.

Description 567 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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ISBN
9781432887124 large print) $34.00
1432887122
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610.922 N
Title
The Doctors Blackwell : how two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women -- and women to medicine
Edition
Large print edition.
Publication Information
2021 by Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, Waterville, Maine :
Copyright Date
©2021
Description
567 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Summary
"Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for a mission beyond the scope of "ordinary" womanhood. Though the world at first recoiled at the notion of a woman studying medicine, her intelligence and intensity ultimately won her the acceptance of the male medical establishment. In 1849, she became the first woman in America to receive an M.D. She was soon joined in her iconic achievement by her younger sister, Emily, who was actually the more brilliant physician. Exploring the sisters' allies, enemies, and enduring partnership, Janice P. Nimura presents a story of trial and triumph. Together, the Blackwells founded the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children, the first hospital staffed entirely by women. Both sisters were tenacious and visionary, but their convictions did not always align with the emergence of women's rights--or with each other. From Bristol, Paris, and Edinburgh to the rising cities of antebellum America, this richly researched new biography celebrates two complicated pioneers who exploded the limits of possibility for women in medicine. As Elizabeth herself predicted, "a hundred years hence, women will not be what they are now."--
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Biographies.
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