Women in Medicine: An Encyclopedia

ABC-CLIO
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The definitive compilation of the inspiring and educational stories of women in medicine through the ages and around the world.

* More than 250 A-Z entries focusing primarily on women pioneers and mentors in medicine, from Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first black female physician in the United States, to Flossie Wong-Staal, who codiscovered and cloned the HIV virus

* Additional entries on organizations such as the Medical Women's International Association, the Media Act of 1858 and other legislative acts, and universities and institutions that have shaped the role of women in medicine

* Over 60 photographs and portraits of key nurses, physicians and scientists, including Louise Bourgeois, Florence Nightingale, and Marie Curie

* Extensive bibliography with websites listed wherever possible for easy access

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About the author

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

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Publisher
ABC-CLIO
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Published on
Dec 31, 2002
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Pages
259
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ISBN
9781576073926
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Reference
Reference / Encyclopedias
Reference / General
Social Science / Gender Studies
Social Science / Women's Studies
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This content is DRM protected.
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