WOMAN DOCTOR OF THE WEST by Helen Markley Miller
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WOMAN DOCTOR OF THE WEST

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Bethenia Owens, even as a pioneer child in Oregon at mid century, showed signs of unusual determination and curiosity. Her struggle to educate herself, even in the face of a disastrous marriage at fourteen, led first to her emancipation from a ne'er-do-well husband, then to economic autonomy, and finally to a career which distinguished her throughout the United States. This account of her medical studies, her career as a surgeon, and her final crusade for sterilization of the mentally unfit, is told with vigor and sympathy. An absorbing tribute of nearly 100 years of service, Woman Doctor of the West gives insight both into the social history of America and into the history of medicine in this country.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1960
Publisher: Messner