In this Book

summary
The story of Mayo Clinic begins on the Minnesota prairie following a devastating tornado in 1883. It also begins with the women who joined the growing practice as physicians, as laboratory researchers, as developers of radium therapy and cancer treatments, and as innovators in virtually all aspects of patient care, education, and research. While these women contributed to the clinic’s origins and success, their roles have not been widely celebrated—until now. Women of Mayo Clinic traces those early days from the perspectives of more than forty women—nurses, librarians, social workers, mothers, sisters, and wives—who were instrumental in the world-renowned medical center’s development. Mother Alfred Moes persuaded Dr. William Worrall Mayo to take on the hospital project. Edith Graham was the first professionally trained nurse to work at the practice. Alice Magaw developed a national reputation administering anesthesia in the operating rooms there. Maud Mellish Wilson established the library and burnished the clinic’s standing through widely distributed publications about its innovations. Virginia Wright-Peterson tells the stories of these and other talented, dedicated pioneers through institutional records and clippings from the period, introducing a welcome new perspective on the history of both Mayo Clinic and women in medicine.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Half Title, Frontispiece, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. ix-xii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Note on Names
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Part One: Unlikely Beginning
  1. Chapter 1. Disaster Strikes, August 21, 1883
  2. pp. 5-12
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chapter 2. Arriving in Pioneer Rochester, 1851-1883
  2. pp. 13-28
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Part Two: Women and the Early Medical Practice
  1. Chapter 3. Opening Saint Marys Hospital, 1889-1897
  2. pp. 31-60
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chapter 4. Building the Practice, 1898-1906
  2. pp. 61-78
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Part Three: Steady Expansion
  1. Chapter 5. Reaching Around the Globe, 1907-1913
  2. pp. 81-100
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chapter 6. The Needs of the Patient Come First, 1914-1919
  2. pp. 101-124
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chapter 7. Extending the Long Arm of the Physician, 1920-1926
  2. pp. 125-140
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Part Four: Challenges and Changes
  1. Chapter 8. Meeting the Expanding Needs, 1922-1927
  2. pp. 143-162
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chapter 9. Changing the Guard, 1928-1943
  2. pp. 163-184
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Afterword: The Legacy
  2. pp. 185-188
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 188-190
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Appendix: Frequently Mentioned Women
  2. pp. 191-192
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 193-208
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 209-218
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Picture Credits
  2. p. 218
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Back Cover
  2. restricted access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9781681340012
Print ISBN
9781681340005
MARC Record
OCLC
942710568
Pages
224
Launched on MUSE
2016-08-14
Language
English
Open Access
N
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.