OUR INTERVIEW WITH OLIVIA CAMPBELL, AUTHOR OF THE NON-FICTION BOOK, ‘WOMEN IN WHITE COATS: HOW THE FIRST WOMEN DOCTORS CHANGED THE WORLD OF MEDICINE.

Women In White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine — Olivia Campbell

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Women in White Coats — Olivia Campbell

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Welcome to The Not Old Better Show on the radio and podcast. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and today’s show is brought to you by AARP and Masterworks.

We’ve got a great show today about an historical sea-change event that impacts us all to this day.

We are talking health care with author Olivia Campbell. Olivia Campbell is the author of the non-fiction book, Women In White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine, available at Apple Books. Women in White Coats takes us back to the early 1800s.

Before there were any women doctors, it was a time when women were dying from treatable diseases. Dying because they avoided medical demeaning and painful examinations that were only given by male doctors. It sounds unbelievable, but a diagnosis of illness for a woman held quite a stigma. A stigma that could hinder her ability to marry, work, or be received in polite society.

Enter Elizabeth Blackwell, Lizzie Garret Anderson, and Sophie Jex-Blake. Three women fought for a woman’s place in this male-dominated medical field. Olivia introduces us to these incredible women who led the way. Three very…

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