Imagine, wanting to do something and being told that you can’t. Determinedly sticking to your guns being degraded by fellow classmates. Imagine treating the unwanted, the hurt, the broken that no one wants to touch. Imagine finding ways to treat people that haven’t been done before and changing lives of the one or two. Imagine these things, now… go grab a copy of Bold Women of Medicine. Be impressed by these women pioneers.
The stories in the book are amazing, spanning the globe, showing us the determination and grit of these pioneering women. I learned about hospital and college start up, pioneer nursing stations, innovations in osteo medicine and more. Women fighting and learning and working. Striving hard to meet their goal of easing the suffering of others.
Just who are these women? Florence Nightingale, Mary Edwards Walker, Elizabeth Kenny, Virginia Apgar, Jerri Nielson, and Adele Levine, just to name a few. Women from the early 1800’s through to the late 1900’s. Women, boldly pursuing their dreams in medicine.
Images dot the pages. These images give us glimpses into the lives of these extraordinary women.
This was a engrossing book to read, the lives of these women, their determination, it sticks with you. It would be a great book to give to any girl or women interested in the field of medicine, inspire them and help them make wise decisions as they start their journey. I found it inspiring read their thoughts embarked on their journey, sometimes choosing a discipline for conducive to families, sometimes seeing a need and then working to fulfill it, and finding ways to work around help problems to meet the patients needs. These women were galvanized into action, and their stories should inspire the same from us.
Bold Women of Medicine 21 Stories of Astounding discoveries, daring surgeries, and Healing Breakthroughs. Susan M. Latta Chicago Review Press Hardcover, 230 pages Medicine, women, healing, young adult Series: Women of Action Reviewed for: Chicago Review Press. Where to find: Amazon Link.