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Women in Medicine "Firsts"
Women and Medicine
This brief document includes the names of first medical schools for women in the United States. It also lists the names and brief biography of six women from different backgrounds and countries who endured discrimination and became medical doctors.
"Women in Medicine", a segment of the Antiqua Medicina: From Homer to Versalius, introduces Agnodice, who is credited with achieving the role of physician. Her story is preserved through Hygienus, a Latin author of the first century CE.
Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World by Request a free 30-day online trial to this title at www.sagepub.com/freetrialThe Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World looks at women today and delves into contexts of being female in the 21st century. The scope of the Encyclopedia focuses on women's status starting approximately in the year 2000 and going forward. From A-to-Z, this work covers the spectrum of defining women in the contemporary world. Signed entries (with cross-references and recommended readings) cover the full range of issues in contemporary women's studies, with volumes including information relevant to the following academic disciplinary contexts: arts and media; business and economics; criminal justice; education; family studies; health; media; military; politics; science and technology; sports; religion; and women in different cultures and countries.
Call Number: RU-online
Publication Date: 2011
Women Scientists by Magdolna Hargittai uses over fifteen years of in-depth conversation with female physicists, chemists, biomedical researchers, and other scientists to form cohesive ideas on the state of the modern female scientist. The compilation, based on sixty conversations, examines unique challenges thatwomen with serious scientific aspirations face. In addition to addressing challenges and the unjustifiable underrepresentation of women at the higher levels of academia, Hargittai takes a balanced approach by discussing how some of the most successful of these women have managed to obtainprofessional success and personal happiness.Women Scientists portrays scientists from different backgrounds, different geographical regions-eighteen countries from four continents-and leaders from a variety of professional backgrounds, including eight Nobel laureate women. The book is divided into three sections: "Husband and Wife Teams,""Women at the Top," and "In High Positions." Hargittai uses her own experience to introduce her first section on the lives of prominent scientific couples and addresses the joys and disadvantages of husband and wife teams. The second section is a comprehensive exploration of the struggles andtriumphs of "women at the top." Hargittai introduces women from countries where relatively little has been written about female scientists. The final section focuses on women scientists involved with science administration and leadership. Hargittai's biographical sketches role models for buddingscientists. The book is a much needed account of female presence and influence in the sciences.
Call Number: RU-online and Alexander Q130.H376 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Women Scientists in America by The third volume of Margaret W. Rossiter's landmark survey of the history of American women scientists focuses on their pioneering efforts and contributions from 1972 to the present. Central to this story are the struggles and successes of women scientists in the era of affirmative action. Scores of previously isolated women scientists were suddenly energized to do things they had rarely, if ever, done before--form organizations and recruit new members, start rosters and projects, put out newsletters, confront authorities, and even fight (and win) lawsuits. Rossiter follows the major activities of these groups in several fields--from engineering to the physical, biological, and social sciences--and their campaigns to raise consciousness, see legislation enforced, lobby for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, and serve as watchdogs of the media. This comprehensive volume also covers the changing employment circumstances in the federal government, academia, industry, and the nonprofit sector and discusses contemporary battles to increase the number of women members of the National Academy of Science and women presidents of scientific societies. In writing this book, Rossiter mined nearly one hundred previously unexamined archival collections and more than fifty oral histories. With the thoroughness and resourcefulness that characterize the earlier volumes, she recounts the rich history of the courageous and resolute women determined to realize their scientific ambitions.
Call Number: Douglass Q130.R6835 2012
Balm in Gilead: journey of a healer by Written by her daughter and Harvard sociologist Sara Lawrence Lightfoot, this biography of her mother Margaret Lawrence traces the life and career of a Black pioneering psychotherapist and pediatrician. Dr. Lawrence overcame many hurdles, including rejection by Cornell Medical School. She graduated from Columbia Medical School and worked under the guidance of the renown pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock.
Call Number: Alexander RC339.52.L39L54 1988