Women in White Coats – Olivia Campbell
The Not Old Better Show, Science, and Technology Series
We’ve got a great show today about an historical sea-change event that impacts us all to this day. We are talking health care with author Olivia Campbell. Olivia Campbell is the author of the non-fiction book, Women In White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine, available at Apple Books. Women in White Coats takes us back to the early 1800s. Before there were any women doctors, it was a time when women were dying from treatable diseases. Dying because they avoided medical demeaning and painful examinations that were only given by male doctors. It sounds unbelievable, but a diagnosis of illness for a woman held quite a stigma. A stigma that could hinder her ability to marry, work, or be received in polite society.
Enter Elizabeth Blackwell, Lizzie Garret Anderson, and Sophie Jex-Blake. Three women fought for a woman’s place in this male-dominated medical field. Olivia introduces us to these incredible women who led the way. Three very different women, different in personality and circumstances. How did they create the first time medical care for women by women? Based on extensive research, Olivia Campbell tells their compelling and courageous story, and we’ll hear that in Olivia Campbell’s stirring reading from her book now:
That of course is our guest today, OLIVIA CAMPBELL reading from her new book, Women In White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine
Join us as we talk to OLIVIA CAMPBELL about 2 similar riots and the spark for her research into this amazing story, the 1st medical school for women, why women needed women doctors, and the effects of the pandemic. Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show on the radio and podcast, author OLIVIA CAMPBELL.
My thanks to AARP and Masterworks for sponsoring today’s show. My thanks as well to OLIVIA CAMPBELL, author of the new book, Women In White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine. My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Please be well, safe, and remember, let’s talk about better…The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody.