The Doctor Wore Petticoats (Nonfiction)

doctor-wore-petticoats_chris-enss_female-physicians_western-frontierThe Western frontier, dominated by the male gender, did not take kindly to female physicians.

Yet, most female doctors succeeded despite the overall prejudice and complete ignorance of the medical profession. The profiles of these women are poignant, enlightening and inspiring—from Doc Susie Anderson of Colorado, my personal favorite, who found herself fighting an uphill battle in the mining camp of Cripple Creek, to Flora Hayward Stanford, who was the first female doctor in Deadwood and treated residents such as Calamity Jane and Buffalo Bill. My only criticism is that this book is such a small volume.

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