Women Doctors in War

978-1-60344-146-9 Cloth
6 x 9 x 0 in
272 pp. 33 b&w photos. Chart. 8 tables
Pub Date: 10/27/2009


  • Cloth $35.00
Included in the University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries 2010 annual collection, selected by The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Public Library Association (PLA)
In their efforts to utilize their medical skills and training in the service of their country, women physicians fought not one but two male-dominated professional hierarchies: the medical and the military establishments. In the process, they also contended with powerful social pressures and constraints.

Throughout Women Doctors in War, the authors focus on the medical careers, aspirations, and struggles of individual women, using personal stories to illustrate the unique professional and personal challenges female military physicians have faced.

Military and medical historians and scholars in women’s studies will discover a wealth of new information in Women Doctors in War.


Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series

Published by Texas A&M University Press