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

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:10 A new traveling exhibit at the (NAME OF LIBRARY) honors the lives and achievements of American women in medicine -- both past and present. "Changing the Face of Medicine" begins on (DAY, DATE). Call (TELEPHONE NUMBER) or visit (WEB SITE ADDRESS) for details.
:20 A new traveling exhibition at the (NAME OF LIBRARY) tells the remarkable story of how women struggled for the right to study in medical schools and to practice medicine in the U.S. "Changing the Face of Medicine" begins with Elizabeth Blackwell, who in 1849 became the first woman to earn an M.D. degree in America, and ends with women doctors today, who have achieved success in work once considered "unsuitable" for a woman. Woman are now represented in every area of medicine -- they are researchers on the cutting edge of new medical discoveries, educators, surgeons, family practitioners, specialists, and government officials. Come to (NAME OF LIBRARY), beginning on (DAY, DATE) to see for yourself how women have "changed the face of medicine." Call (TELEPHONE NUMBER) or visit (WEB SITE ADDRESS) for details.
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The ( NAME OF LIBRARY) invites you to discover how women are changing the face of medicine in the United States. A new traveling exhibition beginning on (DAY, DATE) at the library tells the remarkable story of how w omen struggled for the right to study in medical schools and to practice medicine in the U.S. "Changing the Face of Medicine" begins with Elizabeth Blackwell, who became the first woman to earn an M.D. degree in America in 1849, and ends with women doctors today, who have achieved success in work once considered "unsuitable" for a woman. Among them are Antonia Novello, the first woman Surgeon General of the United States, and Lori Arviso Alvord, a Navajo physician who incorporates elements of traditional healing in her practice.

Changing the Face of Medicine will be on display for six weeks at the (NAME OF LIBRARY). The exhibition was organized by the National Library of Medicine and the American Library Association with support from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women's Health, and the American Medical Women's Association.

For more information about the ( NAME OF LIBRARY)'s schedule of programs for the exhibition, call (TELEPHONE NUMBER) or visit ( WEB SITE ADDRESS).