Imprint: Arcadia

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925588248
Released: April 2017
Available

A$29.95

Honourable Healers: Pioneering Women Doctors

By Merrilyn Murnane

In mid-nineteenth century, 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.

Author

Merrilyn Murnane

Dr Merrilyn Murnane is a retired paediatrician living in Melbourne. In 2003, she was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for her services to paediatrics.


 

Categories: Women's Studies, Health, Australian History, Featured Titles, Biography

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