Series

Bold Women of Medicine
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By Susan M. Latta

Cloth

Estimated Release Date Sep 2017

Bold Women of Medicine tells the stories of twenty-one courageous women from the 1800s to the present focused on finding cures, tending the sick and wounded, and healing with science and compassion. With grace and bravery they broke down barriers to enter battlefields and operating rooms. Readers meet groundbreakers such as Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, who went from the sole female student in her medical school to eventually founding her own hospital, staffed by all women; Mary Carson Breckinridge, the "nurse on horseback" who delivered babies in the Appalachian Mountains, believing that everyone, even the poor and uneducated, deserved good healthcare; and heart surgeon Kathy Magliato, one of the few women trained in heart transplant surgeries. Packed with photos, informative sidebars, and including source notes and a bibliography, Bold Women of Medicine is an invaluable addition to any student's or aspiring doctor or nurse's bookshelf.

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Women of Action

Women of Action is a lively, accessible biography series that introduces readers ages 12 through adult to women and girls of courage and conviction throughout the ages. From famous names to those lost to history, from women of the past to those actively breaking new ground today, these dramatic and adventurous rebels and dreamers who built, led, flew, marched, rode, invented, discovered, worked, fought, agitated, and changed our world. Each book includes photographs, source notes, a bibliography, and other resources. Many featuring living women are based on extensive original interviews. A treasure trove of primary source and research material, the Women of Action series is an invaluable addition to any student or history buff's bookshelf.