VIRTUAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR SERIES: Janice Nimura Discusses 'The Doctors Blackwell'
Tuesday, March 97:00—8:00 PMOnlineTewksbury Public Library300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA, 01876
**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email.**
Join Janice Nimura for a presentation based on her new New York Times bestselling book, The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine.
About The Book: Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for a mission beyond the scope of "ordinary" womanhood. Though the world at first recoiled at the notion of a woman studying medicine, her intelligence and intensity ultimately won her the acceptance of the male medical establishment. In 1849, she became the first woman in America to receive an M.D. She was soon joined in her iconic achievement by her younger sister, Emily, who was actually the more brilliant physician. Exploring the sisters’ allies, enemies, and enduring partnership, Janice P. Nimura presents a story of trial and triumph. Together, the Blackwells founded the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children, the first hospital staffed entirely by women. Both sisters were tenacious and visionary, but their convictions did not always align with the emergence of women’s rights―or with each other. From Bristol, Paris, and Edinburgh to the rising cities of antebellum America, this richly researched new biography celebrates two complicated pioneers who exploded the limits of possibility for women in medicine. The book received starred reviews in Publisher's Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus and Booklist.
About The Author: Janice P. Nimura is the winner of a 2017 Public Scholar award from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the author of Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back, a New York Times Notable Book. She lives in New York City.
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