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Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?

The Story Of Elizabeth Blackwell

By Tanya Lee Stone

In the 1830s, when a brave and curious girl named Elizabeth Blackwell was growing up, women were supposed to be wives and mothers. Some women could be teachers or seamstresses, but career options were few. Certainly no women were doctors.

But Elizabeth refused to accept the common beliefs that women weren’t smart enough to be doctors, or that they were too weak for such hard work. And she would not take no for an answer. Although she faced much opposition, she worked hard and finally—when she graduated from medical school and went on to have a brilliant career—proved her detractors wrong. This inspiring story of the first female doctor shows how one strong-willed woman opened the doors for all the female doctors to come.

An NPR Best Book of 2013


Format

Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780805090482


Format: Book
Author: Stone, Tanya Lee
Summary: An introduction to the life and achievements of the first American female doctor describes the limited career prospects available to women in the early nineteenth-century, the opposition Blackwell faced while pursuing a medical education, and her pioneering medical career that opened doors for future generations of women.
Title: Who says women can't be doctors? : the story of Elizabeth Blackwell / Tanya Lee Stone ; illustrated by Marjorie Priceman.
Publisher Date: New York : Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Co., 2013.
Subject: Blackwell, Elizabeth, 1821-1910 -- Juvenile literature. Women physicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 9780805090482 (hbk.) 0805090487 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 10
Call Number: CB Blackwell
Oclc: 760176329
Upc:
Bib Id: 420727

Format: Book
Author: Stone, Tanya Lee
Summary: An introduction to the life and achievements of the first American female doctor describes the limited career prospects available to women in the early nineteenth-century, the opposition Blackwell faced while pursuing a medical education, and her pioneering medical career that opened doors for future generations of women.
Title: Who says women can't be doctors? : the story of Elizabeth Blackwell / Tanya Lee Stone ; illustrated by Marjorie Priceman.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Co., 2013.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Blackwell, Elizabeth, 1821-1910 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Women physicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Other Author: Priceman, Marjorie ill.
Other Title: Who says women cannot be doctors?
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2011043528
ISBN: 9780805090482 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0805090487 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 10
Call Number: CB Blackwell