Healthcare Bibliography — General
History of Women in Medicine
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Ruth J. Abram: Send Us a Lady Physician: Women Doctors in America, 1835-1920. New York: Norton, 1985.
Part One — Between Two Worlds: Nineteenth-Century American Medicine
Alumnae of the Woman's Medical School Northwestern University (Woman's Medical College of Chicago): The Institution and Its Founders, Class Histories 1870-1890. Chicago: H.G. Cutler, Publisher, 1896. http://bit.ly/13GCU2P
Part Two — The Leaven of Tender Humanity: Women Enter the Medical Profession
Part Three — Her Calling in Life: The Class of 1879 of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Part Four — Relapse/Diagnosis: The Turn-of-the-Century Decline of Women Physicians
Rima Apple: Women and Health in America: A Historical Handbook. New York: Garland, 1990.
William K. Beatty: "Mary Harris Thompson— Pioneer Surgeon and Hospital Founder," Proceedings of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago 34: 83-86. 1981.
Elizabeth Blackwell, MD: Pioneer Work in Opening the Medical Profession to Women: Autobiographical Sketches. London: Longmans, 1895.
Dr. Blackwell was the first woman to receive an MD in the United States.
Thomas N. Bonner: To the Ends of the Earth: Women's Search for Education in Medicine. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992.
Ida Clyde Clarke: American Women and the World War. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1918. http://bit.ly/19ML1xi
Samuel Gregory, AM, MD: Letter to Ladies, in Favor of Female Physicians for their Own Sex. Third edition. Boston: Published by the College, and to be had of the secretary at the rooms of the institution, 274 Washington Street. New York: Fowlers and Wells, 308 Broadway. Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson, 102 Chestnut Street. 1856. http://bit.ly/Nz3nez
Dr. Gregory was the founder (1849) and secretary of the New England Female Medical College.
Mary Hotaling: "In Pursuit of Health — The Rise of the Curing Industry (1860-1881)" from "A History of Saranac Lake" on the Historic Saranac Lake Wiki. http://bit.ly/N9rbUM There's also a section on Edward Livingston Trudeau, MD: http://bit.ly/ReNRiH
For at least a century, prominent women were movers and shakers for healthcare institutions in every part of Colorado; the same was true at Saranac Lake. See "Doings in the Adirondacks; Prominent Women Devoting Much of Their Time to Charity Work," New York Times, July 23, 1905. http://bit.ly/OJls68
Mary Putnam Jacobi, MD (1842-1906): "Woman in Medicine," pp. 139-205 in Woman's Work in America, edited by Annie Nathan Meyer. With an introduction by Julia Ward Howe. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1891. http://bit.ly/R208xm
Dr. Jabobi's chapter is an historical overview of women in medicine in nineteenth-century America, with quotations from journals and newspaper articles, and is still well worth reading.
Anne Taylor Kirschmann: A Vital Force: Women in American Homeopathy. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2004.
See the short biography of Dr. Mary Putnam Jacobi on the National Library of Medicine website: http://1.usa.gov/qJOEmF. Her husband was Dr. Abraham Jacobi, the "father of American pediatrics," who was instrumental in getting her admitted to the medical societies of New York.
John William Leonard (ed.): Woman's Who's Who of America: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Women of the United States and Canada, 1914-1915. New York: The American Commonwealth Company, 1914. http://bit.ly/11qPKhw
Gerda Lerner: The Majority Finds Its Past: Placing Women in History. NY: Oxford University Press, 1981. New edition with Foreword by Linda K. Kerber, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.
Cathy Luchetti: Medicine Women: The Story of Early-American Women Doctors. New York:Crown Publishers, 1998.
Clara Marshall, MD: The Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania. An Historical Outline. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co., 1012 Walnut Street, 1897. Dr. Marshall was dean of the college. http://bit.ly/P1UGHT
Regina Morantz-Sanchez: Sympathy and Science: Women Physicians in American Medicine. With a new preface by the author. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.
Ellen Singer More: Restoring the Balance: Women Physicians and the Profession of Medicine, 1850-1995. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999.
H. Henrietta Stockel, Victoria Krueger, and Bobette Perrone: Medicine Women, Curanderas, and Women Doctors. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989, 2012.
Mary Roth Walsh: Doctors Wanted: No Women Need Apply: Sexual Barriers in the Medical Profession, 1835-1975. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1978.
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