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Women in Medicine

Kent, Jacqueline C.

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ISBN 10: 1881508463 / ISBN 13: 9781881508465
Published by Oliver Pr Inc, Minneapolis, MN, USA., 1998
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FINE. Gloss pictorial boards. SIGNED by AUTHOR on title page. Very scarce signed copy. [B106]. Bookseller Inventory # 009641

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Title: Women in Medicine

Publisher: Oliver Pr Inc, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: FIRST.

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Profiles eight women who broke gender, racial, and other barriers to become doctors

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Grade 4-6-With a nod to Merit Ptah of Egypt, the first known woman doctor, this volume chronicles the lives of eight U.S. pioneers in the field. Although the stories of Elizabeth Blackwell and May Edward Chinn have been covered elsewhere, the lives of Virginia Apgar, Dorothy Lavinia Brown, and Alma Dea Morani are less well known but just as compelling. The well-organized, lively text covers the subjects' early lives, their efforts to be admitted to medical school and practice medicine, and their achievements. Readers will learn that such advances as the Apgar score to assess a newborn's vital signs, early heart bypasses, and reconstructive plastic surgery techniques were developed by women. Black-and-white photographs and reproductions illustrate the profiles.
Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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