The Indomitable Lady Doctors

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Formac Publishing Company Limited, Nov 15, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 260 pages
As late as 1874 no women were licensed to practice medicine in Canada. Indeed, Canada's first female doctor, Dr. James Miranda Stuart Barry, was a man. Or so thought her superiors in the British Army.

In this fascinating and inspiring account of the courage, heroism, and dedication of Canada's pioneer women doctors, Carlotta Hacker traces the lives of a wide range of women who worked throughout the world, combining the struggle for women's rights with remarkable medical achievements. Serving in the Canadian West, as missionaries in China, Tibet, and India, or advancing knowledge as medical scholars, the doctors considered worked tirelessly to alleviate suffering in the world.

The Indomitable Lady Doctors is a fascinating account of the struggle to open the Canadian medical profession to women, and of the remarkable women who fought this struggle.

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About the author (2001)

CARLOTTA HACKER is the author of more than 20 books. Her first career was as a historical researcher at London University. She then worked her way around the world, and on an Easter Island expedition met Canadian filmmaker Hector J. Lemieux, whom she later married. From then on she had three careers: writer, filmperson, and editor. She lives in London, Ontario.

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