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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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BLA

Nimura, Janice P.

Summary: "The vivid biography of two pioneering sisters who, together, became America's first female doctors and transformed New York's medical establishment by creating a hospital by and for women. Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for greatness beyond the scope of "ordinary" womanhood. Though the world recoiled at the notion of a woman studying medicine, her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 920 NIM

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 920 NIM

Campbell, Olivia

Summary: "In the early 1800s, women were dying in large numbers from treatable diseases because they avoided receiving medical care. Examinations performed by male doctors were often demeaning and even painful. In addition, women faced stigma from illness--a diagnosis could greatly limit their ability to find husbands, jobs or be received in polite society. Motivated by personal loss and frustration...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Park Row 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 920 CAM

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

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Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS

Johnston, Johanna.

Summary: Presents portraits of fourteen American women who played important roles in American history, including Emma Willard, Abigail Adams, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 2004

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