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The doctors Blackwell : how two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women--and women to medicine / Janice P. Nimura.

Nimura, Janice P., (author.).

Available copies

  • 11 of 20 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

16 current holds with 20 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver BIO BLACKWELL NIMURA (Text) 34304000992668 Adult - Biography Checked out 03/13/2021
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 610.92 NIM (Text) 33187004778409 Nonfiction Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland 610.92 N713 (Text) 76383000482076 Adult New Shelf, NF Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 610.92 NIMURA (Text) 34330513498544 Adult - Bestsellers Checked out 03/15/2021
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library NEW 610 NIM (Text) 70743000179850 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 03/26/2021
Mitchell Comm. PL - Mitchell 320 NIM (Text) 36823002229394 New Books Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 921 NIM (Text) 37323005528925 NEW-BKS Checked out 03/27/2021
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library ACQ68379 (Text) NWBRG68379 New Materials On order -
North Webster Comm. PL - North Webster 920 BLA (Text) 72436000094915 Adult nonfiction Checked out 03/22/2021
Peabody PL - Columbia City NON-FICTION 610.92 NIMURA (Text) 30403002427839 Adult - Non-Fiction Checked out 03/11/2021
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393635546
  • ISBN: 0393635546
  • Physical Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-307) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Bristol--New York--Cincinnati -- Betweenity -- Admission -- Blockley Almshouse -- Diploma -- Paris -- Setback -- London -- Practice -- Admission, Again -- Edinburgh -- New Faces -- Infirmary -- Recognition -- War -- College -- Divergence -- Coda -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
"The vivid biography of two pioneering sisters who, together, became America's first female doctors and transformed New York's medical establishment by creating a hospital by and for women. Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for greatness beyond the scope of "ordinary" womanhood. Though the world recoiled at the notion of a woman studying medicine, her intelligence and intensity won her the acceptance of the all-male medical establishment and in 1849 she became the first woman in America to receive a medical degree. But Elizabeth's story is incomplete without her often forgotten sister, Emily, the third woman in America to receive a medical degree. Exploring the sisters' allies, enemies and enduring partnership, Nimura presents a story of both trial and triumph: Together the sisters' founded the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children, the first hospital staffed entirely by women. Both sisters were tenacious and visionary; they were also judgmental, uncompromising, and occasionally misogynistic--their convictions as 19th-century women often contradicted their ambitions. From Bristol, England, to the new cities of antebellum America, this work of rich history follows the sister doctors as they transform the nineteenth century medical establishment and, in turn, our contemporary one."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Blackwell, Elizabeth, 1821-1910.
Blackwell, Emily, 1826-1910.
Women physicians > United States > Biography.
Women in medicine > United States > Biography.
Sexism in medicine.
Genre: Biographies.

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