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Doctor Wore Petticoats : Women Physicians Of The Old West (Paperback) (Chris Enss)

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They delivered other women's babies while at nearly the same time giving birth themselves. They practiced on log cabins or in rooms over saloons. Sometimes the menfolk of the one-doctor town avoided them, and sometimes they came running, if that was humanly possible, after a farm accident or gunfight. Western enthusiast and author Enss describes 12 surgeons, doctors and dentists, many of whom came from Eastern medical schools, and their efforts to establish themselves in medicine on the frontier. They include the first Native American physician, a surgeon with the opportune name of Fix, and the first woman doctor of Deadwood, who probably knew more about Calamity Jane's calamities than anyone. Many became pillars of their communities, with one, Bethenia Owens Adair, becoming so respectable she was able to successfully promote legislation for the involuntary sterilization of the disabled. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
They delivered other women's babies while at nearly the same time giving birth themselves. They practiced on log cabins or in rooms over saloons. Sometimes the menfolk of the one-doctor town avoided them, and sometimes they came running, if that was humanly possible, after a farm accident or gunfight. Western enthusiast and author Enss describes 12 surgeons, doctors and dentists, many of whom came from Eastern medical schools, and their efforts to establish themselves in medicine on the frontier. They include the first Native American physician, a surgeon with the opportune name of Fix, and the first woman doctor of Deadwood, who probably knew more about Calamity Jane's calamities than anyone. Many became pillars of their communities, with one, Bethenia Owens Adair, becoming so respectable she was able to successfully promote legislation for the involuntary sterilization of the disabled. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Number of Pages: 125
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: United States / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr
Author: Chris Enss
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 2006
TCIN: 11980212
UPC: 9780762735662
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-9716
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