Samuel Gorovitz, Syracuse University
Cathryn R. Newton, Syracuse University
Triple triumph: Three women in medicine is the story of three physicians.
Three physicians, all women, each perceived serious unmet needs in their fields, and envisioned imaginative approaches to meeting those needs. Each encountered resistance, discouragement, and obstruction from the traditional, male-dominated departments in which they worked. These powerful pioneers, undeterred, created programs that earned the highest levels of national distinction and acclaim. Their work and their names are now legendary—in geriatric medicine, in the treatment of breast cancer, and in diabetes research and treatment. Their stories differ, but the commonalities help us understand why constructive change is often so hard-won, and what it takes in commitment, courage, and tenacity to triumph in the end. Sharon Brangman, Patricia Numann, and Ruth Weinstock are inspiring heroes, from whom we can all learn essential lessons.
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women's studies, history of science, diversity and inclusion, Women in science, trends in medicine
History of Gender | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Medical Humanities | Women's Studies
Gorovitz, Samuel, and Newton, Cathryn R., eds., Triple triumph: Three women in medicine: Syracuse, New York, Syracuse Unbound;
Syracuse University Libraries and Syracuse University Press, 48 p., https://doi.org/10.14305/sub.9781684450015
Recommended Citation for This Chapter:
Newton, Cathryn R., and Gorovitz, Samuel, 2017, Lessons for the future of women in medicine: against the odds and transforming the odds, in Gorovitz, Samuel, and Newton, Cathryn R., eds., Triple triumph: Three women in medicine: Syracuse, New York, Syracuse Unbound; Syracuse University Libraries and Syracuse University Press, 48 p., https://doi.org/10.14305/sub.9781684450015
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