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This Side of Doctoring PDF: Throughout history women have practiced the art of medicine and healing. Yet they have always faced difficulties in the medical profession–not only have they struggled to gain acceptance from their male colleagues, they have also struggled to find a balance between being a doctor and being a
wife and mother.
Here, in This Side of Doctoring Eliza Lo Chin offers a penetrating analysis of what it’s like to be a woman in the highly competitive field of medicine. Written over the last century and a half, this collection of personal stories, poems, essays, and quotations reveals the intimate lives of
over a hundred female physicians. There are touching testimonies from early 19th-century medical pioneers like Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to graduate from medical school and Harriet Hunt, who had her own practice that catered to women and children yet was never formally trained, to
modern-day medical students and doctors.
Poignant and compelling, these narratives offer insights into the struggles and triumphs of women in medicine. Much like an American quilt, this book is a unique and richly textured patchwork of each woman’s extraordinary life and career. This assemblage of so many different voices exemplifies
the varied paths that women have created within the medical profession. Together they stand as an enduring tribute to the dedication of all women physicians to both their patients and their families.
These accounts of doctoring and family concerns are universal enough to transcend gender in relationships with patients and colleagues, balancing work and family, and finding meaning in one’s profession…. For those looking for a compendium of experiences that document the lives of a diverse
cross-section of women in US medicine, This Side of Doctoring is a fine addition to the literature.–The Journal of the American Medical Association

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Description of This Side of Doctoring PDF

Published May 15th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 2001)
Original Title: This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine
International Standard Book Number: 0195158474 (International Standard Book Number13: 9780195158472)
Edition Language :English
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The Authors

Dr. Eliza Lo Chin

  • Address: 100 Bay Pl # 4, Oakland, CA 94610
  • Phone: (510) 891 – 8519
  • Clinic: St. Paul’s Towers
  • Years of Experience: 25
  • Gender: Female
  • Clinic Website: St. Paul’s Towers

Dimensions and Characters of This Side of Doctoring PDF

  • 624 Pages
  • File Size: 62MBs
  • English Language
  • 5-Star Rating
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March 24, 2009

As a pre-med student, thinking about entering the field of medicine, I have been searching for a place to find honest pictures of what my life might look like as a woman and a physician. I appreciated the candid images of both the challenges and rewards I will have ahead of me. I continue to read and reread some of the most powerful stories, and I hope they will help give me a sense of belonging and connection, as I move forward in my own journey into medicine as a young woman.


shirley alleyne

May 28, 2020

I first became interested in this book fourteen years ago when one of my colleagues quoted the author. I have gifted it at least ten times since then! Such refreshingly honest, wise reflections of our profession from the standpoint of a diverse group of women doctors! I love this book!!! Thank you Dr Lo Chin.


Kindle Customer

April 7, 2016

In the amazing book, more than 100 female physicians share their intimate feelings about their experiences as medical students, residents and practicing clinicians including how they often struggled to balance work and family. Many of the contributors are true pioneers -entering medicine when few women were accepted into medical schools, at a time when too often they had to tolerate what today would be considered obvious sexual harassment. The poems, stories and essays demonstrate the drive, courage and heart of the authors. This is a book everyone should read!!!


IJ Newton

August 27, 2002

Of course, in a book with this many contributors, the writing is a bit uneven. but the overall effect is wonderful. Actually, it is somewhat surprising that there is relatively little non-fiction about men physicians. About women, there is practically nothing. This volume tries to cover everything, from the first “lady” doctors to graduate from medical school to the multiple paths medical study takes now that about 50% of medical school classes are women. The pulls between family and practice are well described. Some women choose not to have children of their own. I was especially struck by the story of an orthopedic surgeon who sacrificed 20 years of her life to be one of the boys and then hit the glass ceiling with a crash. Fortunately, she found a good position at another academic center. How many do not? I loved the editor’s poem, which both in form and in words illustrated the family/physician duality. There are too many to cite in a review. I recently talked to my daughter about how much I disliked the use of “female” doctor instead of woman doctor. She said, “Why don’t you just call them “doctor?” I’m afraid we’re not there yet. Women tend to crowd into psychiatry, pediatrics, and now internal medicine and even ob/gyn. This volume illustrates in many ways what we can hope is to be a total success story.
Elaine Stillwell

January 12, 2002

As a recent med school graduate, I found this book to be enlightening on many fronts. I have wrestled with similar issues and have had to make my own hard choices about my career and life, while living with the guilt and self-doubt of my decisions. This book touched a nerve with me because it presents the many issues women in the field of medicine have to deal with daily, and for the rest of their lives from the perspective of women who have tread this path and understand the complex conflicts and possibilities of being a woman and being in medicine. I especially enjoyed the section on the early pioneers of woman in medicine, as well as sections written by doctors who faced much harder decisions in their time, and helped make the options available to today’s modern med school graduate possible. My favorite part though, is the way the editor culled not just stories and histories from her contributors, but POEMS which evoke the emotional struggle of women in medicine, that many have had to repress and not face in their daily hectic time short juggling routine. I found myself forced to stop running on the treadmill of life and really reflect. Thank you for helping me to really reflect on my own life in medicine and for helping me honor and respect those who have made the joys of medicine and womanhood possible for everyone.

January 21, 2002

This book is not only informative and enlightening but enjoyable and inspiring. There is something in this book for everyone, whether you are a medical student, premed, physician or retired physician. Historians, feminists and the medical community will also find this book invaluable. ‘This Side of Doctoring’ is like a time-capsule of women in medicine, from the days of pioneer Elizabeth Blackwell to female medical students today (who are also still pioneering change in medicine). Lo Chin has compiled the who, what, why, when and how of women doctors. The stories, essays, and especially poems, capture the spirit of women physicians past and present. With more than 100 women’s stories, it accurately portrays the sacrifices and rewards of this challenging career. I especially enjoyed the chapters on mothering, the early pioneers and barriers to women in medicine. Because it is an anthology, you can digest at your own convenience, read one piece or a chapter, good for busy women like me! It is a book to which I will constantly refer.


Michelle Benedict

November 8, 2018

Beautiful, heart-wrenching, one of my most beloved books I carry everywhere. Such moving, dynamic perspectives. Dr. Chin has done the humanity of medicine a huge service with this book. Highest recommendation!


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