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Author Murnane, Merrilyn, author

Title Honourable healers : pioneering women doctors : Elizabeth Blackwell, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Constance Stone / Merrilyn Murnane
Published North Melbourne, Victoria : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2015


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Description xvi, 225 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour), facsimiles ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Footsteps in the sands of time: the early history of women in medicine -- 2. Elizabeth Blackwell: a great moral struggle -- 3. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson: ' alone in the fortress' -- 4. 'The walls of the fort crumbled': Sophia Jex-Blake and the London School of Medicine for Women -- 5. Constance Stone: 'the first Australian lady doctor' -- 6. Pro feminis a feminis: The Queen Victoria Hospital for Women -- 7. A few good women: the founding doctors of the Queen Victoria Hospital -- 8. 'Gentlemen, the ladies have come to stay!”: women's striving to enter Australian universities
Summary “Elizabeth Blackwell, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Constance Stone were women of vision and courage who gave honour to the field of medicine. It was the mid-nineteenth century and women were expected to remain at home, as wives and mothers. In Britain, the United States and Australia, teaching was the only respectable profession for women; even nursing was frowned upon. In this environment, three remarkable women rewrote the history books by becoming doctors in a world where women were not even allowed to vote.”--Book jacket
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 214-217) and index
Subject Anderson, Elizabeth Garrett, 1836-1917.
Blackwell, Elizabeth, 1821-1910.
Garrett, Elizabeth.
Stone, Constance, 1856-1902.
Physicians -- Biography.
Women physicians -- Biography.
Physicians, Women.
History of Medicine.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
United Kingdom.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2015463041
ISBN 9781925333053