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In May 1991, Frances K. Conley, the first female tenured professor of neurosurgery in the country, made headline news when she resigned from Stanford University to protest the medical schools unabashed gender discrimination. In this controversial, forthright memoir, Conley portrays the world of academic medicine in which women are still considered inferior; she also explains why, as a consequence, the research and treatment of womens health problems lag far behind those of men. In assessing why womens careers and psyches are suffering, Conley provides a first-person look into what it is like to be an accomplished woman within this restrictive medical world, offering invaluable advice to patients and future doctors alike.

Synopsis:

In May 1991, Conley, the first female tenured full professor of neurosurgery in the country, made headlines when she resigned from Stanford to protest the school's unabashed gender discrimination. In this forthright memoir, she tells her controversial story.

About the Author

Frances K. Conley is a professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University and chief of staff at the Palo Alto Veterans Health Care System. She lives in Woodside, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374525958
Author:
Conley, Frances K.
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Author:
Conley, M. D. Frances K.
Author:
Conley, Frances K., M.D.
Author:
Frances K. Conley, M.D.
Author:
Conley, Frances K.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Educators
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Surgeons
Subject:
Women physicians
Subject:
Neurosurgeons.
Subject:
Sex discrimination in medicine.
Subject:
Women surgeons.
Subject:
Medical - General
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Biography-Educators
Subject:
Disease & Health Issues
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
1588
Publication Date:
19990631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.579 in

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