Bowery to Bellevue: The Story of New York's First Woman Ambulance Surgeon

Barringer, Emily Dunning

Published by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, 1950
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Pages crisp and clean except for gentle toning in the margins and darker rectangles of toning at pp. 166-167 as from a laid-in piece of newsprint; no owners' marks. Binding is mildly relaxed, but secure, hard cover tapped and turned in with tiny wrinkles at the free corners and spine ends, the spine ends also modestly surface-chipped, otherwise clean and well-kept. Jacket shows shallow, open tears at spine ends and corners, scattered, small surface scuffs along the spine and across the front, the back and spine showing some toning and handling prints, the top and bottom edges showing some short, closed edge tears, surface wear and creasing along the edges, and short lines of surface wear at the left and right front, yet remains overall striking and generally intact, now protected in a clear sleeve. Witty, reflective, with acute awareness of her unusual position as a woman, a doctor, and a person of ambition, Dr. Barringer's narrative begins with a curious childhood and proceeds through her training, several challenging cases, and her efforts to become the first female ambulance surgeon not just in New York, but in one of its toughest neighborhoods. (There was a film, "The Girl in White", based on this book, but as "Girl" implies, it was only loosely based; a mentor figure, a romance, and too much battling for colleagues' respect, not enough for patients' health, tilt the story past recognition.). Bookseller Inventory # 067037

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Title: Bowery to Bellevue: The Story of New York's ...

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York

Publication Date: 1950

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: Stated First Edition.

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