Women in Medicine: An Encyclopedia

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ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 2002 - Medical - 259 pages

"Women in Medicine: An Encyclopedia" tells the hidden history of healing practitioners. Since ancient times, and in every human society, women have played a critical, if unheralded, role in the practice and progress of the medical arts and sciences. From the 11th century German nun Hildegarde of Bingen to early 20th century radiology pioneer Marie Curie to controversial Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders, "Women in Medicine" portrays the struggles, the skills, the science, and the inspiring stories of more than 200 of history's great women physicians and medical researchers.

Not just a biographical compendium, "Women in Medicine" also includes entries on the key universities, institutes, and foundations of this illustrious history. Chock full of unique illustrations and complete with extensive bibliography and index, this one volume encyclopedia is the most comprehensive and accessible reference work on the history of women in medicine. A must buy for any library looking to round out its women's history or history of science reference shelf.

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Windsor, a health sciences reference librarian at Ohio University, here profiles over 200 women from myriad scientific arenas, dating from 200 C.E. to the present. Most entries are for 19th- to mid ... Read full review


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Laura Lynn Windsor is a health sciences reference librarian at Ohio University, Athens, OH.

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