Women Doctors in War

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-27
  • Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr
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In their efforts to utilize their medical skills and training in the service of their country, women physicians fought not one but two male-dominated professional hierarchies: the medical and the military establishments. In the process, they also contended with powerful social pressures and constraints.ThroughoutWomen Doctors in War, the authors focus on the medical careers, aspirations, and struggles of individual women, using personal stories to illustrate the unique professional and personal challenges female military physicians have faced.Military and medical historians and scholars in womenrs"s studies will discover a wealth of new information inWomen Doctors in War.

Table of Contents

Illustrations and Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Hen Medics: Women Physicians in the Civil War and the Spanish-American Warp. 7
Necessity's Handmaidens: The Army's Women Contract Surgeons of World War Ip. 32
Finding a Place in the Sun: Women Army Doctors in World War IIp. 61
Join the Navy and See the World: Women Navy Doctors in World War IIp. 96
Out of Place: Women Military Doctors in Cold War Americap. 112
On the Edge of Equality: Contemporary Women Military Physiciansp. 154
Epiloguep. 200
Notesp. 205
Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 245
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