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Women Medical Doctors in the United States Before the Civil War : A Biographical Dictionary (Hardcover)
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This groundbreaking reference work provides biographies for over 200 women, most of them little known, who graduated from schools of medicine in the United States before the Civil War. The biographies are preceded by introductory essays examining the social and religious backgrounds of the women graduates, as well as their motivations for becoming physicians and their varying degrees of success as practitioners. In addition, the author provides valuable context on the American medical profession at mid-century and its mechanisms for training physicians. The introductory essays and biographical entries are supplemented by a chronological table of female medical graduates and a geographical table indicating the places in which they practiced. Edward Atwater is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and the History of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical School.
Number of Pages: 387
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Inc
Author: Edward C. Atwater
Street Date: November 25, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-5769
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