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Pioneer Doctor: The Story of a Woman's Work

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When Mollie stepped off the train in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1890, she knew she had to start a new life. She'd left her husband and his medical practice behind in Iowa, and with only a few hundred dollars in her pocket and a great deal of pride, she set out to find a new position as a physician. She was offered a job as a doctor to the miners in Bannack, Montana, and thus began her epic adventures as a pioneer doctor, a suffragette, and a crusader for public health reform in the Rocky Mountain West.

Pioneer Doctor: The Story of a Woman's Work is the true story of Dr. Mary (Mollie) Babcock Atwater, a medicine woman who found freedom and opportunity in the wide-open spaces of America's frontier west. This remarkable tale has been creatively retold here by her granddaughter, award-winning author Mari Grana. Blending information from historical records as well as interviews with family and friends, the author has reconstructed Mollie's steps into a dramatic narrative that brings to life the doctor's struggles, her accomplishments, and the times in which she lived.

Beautifully written and thoroughly researched, this is not just the biography of a fascinating woman. It is also the story of an era when daring women ventured forth and changed history for the rest of us.


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The granddaughter of Dr. Mary Babcock Atwater (?-1941) presents a lively biographical account of her family's legendary Dr. Mollie. Drawing on her mother's recollections as well as historical documents, Graa reconstructs the life and times of this pioneering physician, public health reform crusader, and suffragist in early Montana. The author, a Sante Fe-based freelance writer, includes family photos.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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When Mollie stepped off the train in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1890, she knew she had to start a new life. She'd left her husband and his medical practice behind in Iowa, and with only a few hundred dollars in her pocket and a great deal of pride, she set out to find a new position as a physician. She was offered a job as a doctor to the miners in Bannack, Montana, and thus began her epic adventures as a pioneer doctor, a suffragette, and a crusader for public health reform in the Rocky Mountain West.

Pioneer Doctor: The Story of a Woman's Work is the true story of Dr. Mary (Mollie) Babcock Atwater, a medicine woman who found freedom and opportunity in the wide-open spaces of America's frontier west. This remarkable tale has been creatively retold here by her granddaughter, award-winning author Mari Grana. Blending information from historical records as well as interviews with family and friends, the author has reconstructed Mollie's steps into a dramatic narrative that brings to life the doctor's struggles, her accomplishments, and the times in which she lived.

Beautifully written and thoroughly researched, this is not just the biography of a fascinating woman. It is also the story of an era when daring women ventured forth and changed history for the rest of us.

About the Author

In 1988 Mari Grana left a career as an urban planner in California and retreated to New Mexico to write. Her recent book of New Mexico regional history, Begoso Cabin, won the 2000 Willa Cather award from Women Writing the West. She works as a freelance editor in Santa Fe.

Table of Contents

(1) Preface (2) An Impossible Marriage (3) A Job in a Mining Camp (4) The Ride to Bannack (5) The New Doc is a Woman? (6) A Boy with a Broken Leg (7) A Deadly Pregnancy (8) Anthony Comstock, Post Office Prude (9) Unwelcome Back Home (10) Dr. Mary B. Moore Has Arrived (11) The Marysville Strangler (12) A Visit to a Brothel (13) A Startling Proposal (14) Just Another Little Whore (15) The Marysville Suffrage Society (16) A Surprising Diagnosis (17) The Fight for a Suffrage Amendment (18) A Close Win (19) A Monster is Killing the People (20) The Nineteenth Amendment (21) A Last Move (22) Epilogue (23) The State of Medicine in Dr. Atwater's Times (24) Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762736546
Author:
Grana, Mari
Publisher:
Two Dot Books
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medical - Physicians
Subject:
Regional Subjects - West
Subject:
Women physicians -- United States.
Subject:
Medicine -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Biography/Medical
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 historic bandw photos
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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Biography » Medical
Biography » Women
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » History of Medicine
History and Social Science » Americana » Frontier Women
History and Social Science » Americana » Pioneer Women
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » General

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When Mollie stepped off the train in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1890, she knew she had to start a new life. She'd left her husband and his medical practice behind in Iowa, and with only a few hundred dollars in her pocket and a great deal of pride, she set out to find a new position as a physician. She was offered a job as a doctor to the miners in Bannack, Montana, and thus began her epic adventures as a pioneer doctor, a suffragette, and a crusader for public health reform in the Rocky Mountain West.

Pioneer Doctor: The Story of a Woman's Work is the true story of Dr. Mary (Mollie) Babcock Atwater, a medicine woman who found freedom and opportunity in the wide-open spaces of America's frontier west. This remarkable tale has been creatively retold here by her granddaughter, award-winning author Mari Grana. Blending information from historical records as well as interviews with family and friends, the author has reconstructed Mollie's steps into a dramatic narrative that brings to life the doctor's struggles, her accomplishments, and the times in which she lived.

Beautifully written and thoroughly researched, this is not just the biography of a fascinating woman. It is also the story of an era when daring women ventured forth and changed history for the rest of us.

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