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

Nimura, Janice P., (author.).

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  • 6 of 9 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
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  • 0 of 1 copy available at OTLD Heppner Branch.

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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." --from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
OTLD Heppner Branch 610.92 NIM (Text) 37818000354748 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 02/10/2021 Checked out 04/24/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393635546
  • ISBN: 0393635546
  • Physical Description: 320 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-307) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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, etc.:
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." --from book jacket.
Subject: Blackwell, Elizabeth, 1821-1910 > Health.
Blackwell, Emily, 1826-1910 > Health.
Women physicians > United States > Biography.
Women in medicine > United States > Biography.
Sexism in medicine.
Genre: Biographies.

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