Walking Out on the Boys

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Macmillan, Jun 4, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 245 pages

In May 1991, Frances K. Conley, the first female tenured professor of neurosurgery in the country, made headline news when she resigned from Stanford University to protest the medical school's unabashed gender discrimination. In this controversial, forthright memoir, Conley portrays the world of academic medicine in which women are still considered inferior; she also explains why, as a consequence, the research and treatment of women's health problems lag far behind those of men. In assessing why women's careers and psyches are suffering, Conley provides a first-person look into what it is like to be an accomplished woman within this restrictive medical world, offering invaluable advice to patients and future doctors alike.

 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
39
Section 4
67
Section 5
89
Section 6
107
Section 7
128
Section 8
145
Section 9
161
Section 10
175
Section 11
195
Section 12
216
Section 13
239
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About the author (1999)

Frances K. Conley is a professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University and chief of staff at the Palo Alto Veterans Health Care System. She lives in Woodside, California.