Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Woman Physicians

Books and Videos about Exhibition Themes

For Various Ages

The best list of age-designated books and videos related to the exhibition can be found on the NLM exhibition web site: (Click on "Suggested Reading," "Videos," and "Research.")

Additional books for adults and young adults not on the web site:

  • Lori Arviso Alvord M.D., with Elizabeth Cohen Van Pelt. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing. Bantam, 2000.

  • Virginia Cornell. Doc Susie: The True Story of a Country Physician in the Colorado Rockies. Manifest Publications, 1991.

  • Kuwana Haulsey. Angel Of Harlem: A Novel Based on the Life of Dr. May Chinn . One World/Ballantine, 2004.

  • Cathy Luchetti. Medicine Women: The Story of Early-American Women Doctors. New York: Crown, 1998.

  • Danielle Ofri. Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue. Beacon Press, 2003.

  • Mari Grana. Pioneer Doctor: The Life of a Pioneer Physician ( the true story of Dr. Mary (Mollie) Babcock Atwater). Globe Pequot Press, 2005.

  • Margaret E. Mohrmann. Attending Children: A Doctor's Educati on. G eorgetown University Press, 2005.

  • Mary Canaga Rowland. As Long as Life: The Memoirs of a Frontier Woman Doctor. Storm Peak Press, 1994.

  • (Reference) Laurie Scrivner and J. Suzanne Barnes, eds. A Biographical Dictionary of Women Healers: Midwives, Nurses, and Physicians. Greenwood Press, 2002.

  • Dale L. Walker. Mary Edwards Walker: Above and Beyond. St. Martin's Press, 2005.