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Author Thomas, Adrian, 1954 April 1- author

Title Edith and Florence Stoney, sisters in radiology / Adrian Thomas, Francis Duck
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Springer biographies
Springer biographies
Contents Chapter 1: Dublin -- Chapter 2: Oakley Park -- Chapter 3: Newnham College, Cambridge -- Chapter 4: Cheltenham -- Chapter 5: London School of Medicine for Women -- Chapter 6: Florence and X-rays -- Chapter 7: Teaching Physics -- Chapter 8: Challenge and Loss -- Chapter 9: Action and Reaction -- Chapter 10: Florences War -- Chapter 11: Chateau de Chanteloup -- Chapter 12: Serbia and Salonika -- Chapter 13: Mobile Radiography -- Chapter 14: Villers-CotterĂȘts -- Chapter 15: Royaumont Abbey -- Chapter 16: Return to Civilian Life -- Chapter 17: Family, Retirement and Travel -- Chapter 18: Legacy
Summary This book explores the lives and achievements of two Irish sisters, Edith and Florence Stoney, who pioneered the use of new electromedical technologies, especially X-rays but also ultraviolet radiation and diathermy. In addition, however, the narrative follows several intertwined themes as experienced by the sisters during their lifetimes. Their upbringing, influenced by their liberal-minded scientist father, set the tone for both their lives. Irish independence fractured their family heritage. Their professional experiences, fulfilling for Florence as a qualified doctor but often frustrating for Edith as a Cambridge-educated scientist, mirrored those of other aspiring women during this period, when the suffragist movement expanded and womens lobby groups were formed. World War I created an environment in which their unusual specialist knowledge was widely needed, and the sisters war experiences are carefully examined in the book. But ultimately this is the extraordinary story of two independent but closely bonded sisters and their abiding love and support for one another
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 12, 2019)
Subject Stoney, Edith
Stoney, Florence
Medical physics -- History
Medical radiology -- History
Radiologists -- Ireland -- Biography
Medical physics.
Medical radiology.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Duck, Francis A., author
ISBN 3030165612