The Feminine Touch

The Feminine Touch

Women in Osteopathic Medicine

eBook - 2011
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Quinn (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine) examines the careers of women who rose to prominence in the osteopathic field after graduating from the American School of Osteopathy during the school's early years. The book reveals how women made inroads into the traditionally male-dominated medical profession while helping osteopathy gain acceptance as a professional practice. In addition to chronological coverage from 1895 to the present, the book touches on the roles of women in osteopathic research, women osteopathic physicians in the uniformed services, and osteopathic nurses. A glossary of terms from the profession is included. The book lacks a subject index. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Truman State Univ Pr
In 1892, Andrew Taylor Still did the unimaginable when he accepted women and men equally in his newly opened American School of Osteopathy. Thomas Quinn, DO, showcases some of the valiant women who rose above adversity to become osteopathic doctors in those early years, and includes prominent women osteopathic physicians up to the present time. The stories of their fight against the inequality of the sexes in medicine are intertwined with the struggles of osteopathy to be accepted as a valid scientific practice, illuminating the innovative and determined individuals who helped osteopathic medicine develop into the flourishing profession it is today.
Thomas Quinn showcases some of the valiant women who rose above adversity to become osteopathic doctors when Andrew Taylor Still opened American School of Osteopathy.

Publisher: Kirksville, Mo. : Truman State University Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781612480268
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 194 p. :) ill
Additional Contributors: ProQuest (Firm)


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