Paperback Publication Day!
Women in White Coats, now in paperback
IT’S PUBLICATION DAY FOR MY PAPERBACK! Order Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine from your bookseller of choice, or snag it at Costco, where it is the March Buyers’ Pick.
In celebration, I’m sharing all of the pieces I’ve published related to my book’s topic:
Revisiting the Pennsylvania ‘She Doctor’ Panic of 1869 — Undark
When female students were allowed to attend a clinical lecture at Pennsylvania Hospital, chaos ensued among the men.
Women Doctors Leaving Medicine Is a Crisis — Dame Magazine
The cruel cocktail of sexism, pay inequity, and burnout has led to a critical shortage of women physicians. And it could be putting us all at risk.
The Queer Victorian Doctors Who Paved the Way for Women in Medicine — HISTORY
In an era when women were discouraged from entering the work force, these women forged ahead in a profession normally exclusive to men.
The Long Silencing of Women in Science Continues Today — Literary Hub
Despite the fact that science has always been the purview of women, the “Matilda Effect” of women’s scientific contributions being erased, overlooked, or attributed to men has blazed a destructive path throughout history.
How the Ban on Medical Advertising Hurt Women Doctors — JSTOR Daily
Intended to protect consumers from unscrupulous quackery, a nineteenth-century ban on medical advertising proved to be a double-edged sword.
Part of Being a Domestic Goddess in 17th-Century Europe Was Making Medicines — Smithsonian Magazine
Housewives’ essential role in health care is coming to light as more recipe books from the pre-Industrial Revolution era are digitized.
Sexism Sinks Friendships and Stifles Progress: The Case of Elizabeth Blackwell and Florence Nightingale — Ms. Magazine
“The mission of the lady-doctors is—what is it? We lament to record our conviction that it is one of arrogance and self-glorification.”
Abortion Remedies from a Medieval Catholic Nun(!) — JSTOR Daily
Hildegard von Bingen wrote medical texts describing how to prepare abortifacients.
What Happens if You Sneeze on a Priceless Manuscript? — The Atlantic
What, exactly, does history lose when an archive-worthy text is destroyed?
How a French Midwife Solved a Public Health Crisis — JSTOR Daily
Angélique Marguerite Le Boursier du Coudray revolutionized childbirth in France through education, building a detailed birthing mannequin.
Why Male Midwives Concealed the Obstetric Forceps — JSTOR Daily
How a family dynasty remade midwifery with a trade secret, turning birth into a medicalized domain of patriarchy and profit.
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