What's Past is Prologue: The Personal Stories of Women in Science at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


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Title : What's Past is Prologue: The Personal Stories of Women in Science at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Author : Eric G. Neilson
ISBN : 1577363647

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One doctor's career began more than half a century ago, during World War II; another's began only recently, near the start of the new millennium. One scientist was a Kentucky farm girl who had never dreamed of going to college; another survived the cultural re-education prescribed for intellectuals under China's late Chairman Mao. Despite various backgrounds, these women in science at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine have much in common with each other, and, they hope, with women who will come after. Twenty-seven female scientists share their personal stories of life in academic research. They reveal their family backgrounds and how they became interested in science, research, and medicine. Each relates her educational growth, professional successes and struggles, and life experiences. Time after time, these doctors stress the joy of discovery and the keys to success: caring mentors, strong time management skills, and supportive friends and family....



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