Fabulous Female Physicians

Fabulous Female Physicians


By Sharon Kirsh and Florence Kirsh


Women who help to heal the world.

Women have been doctors for a very long time. From a great variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, women have overcome great odds to heal and help their communities. This collection of ten biographies looks at the amazing women—both living and in the past—whose lives and accomplishments make for exciting reading.

Besides three of Canada's own, including Emily Stowe and African AIDS doctor Louise Teasdale, the book includes accessible stories about an early Native woman doctor, Susan LaFleche Picotte; Maria Montessori, who later became the founder of a world-wide movement in education; Haitian-born physician Carolle-Jean Murat, who overcame devastating poverty and prejudice to become a world-renowned physician and educator practicing today. Humorously written biographies also include Joy Seager, the Kangaroo Island doctor of Australia.

A Women's Hall of Fame Series Book

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About the Author

A former resident of Nova Scotia, and a psychologist, teacher and writer, Sharon Kirsh lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter. Her juvenile novel Fitting In was shortlisted for the Red Cedar Award.

About the Author

Florence Kirsh is the mother of Fabulous Female Physicians co-author Sharon Kirsh. This is her first book.

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Product Information

  • Release: October 16, 2001

  • $10.95 Paperback

  • 100 Pages

  • 6 x 9

  • Children’s Nonfiction

  • Ages 9-13 / Grades 4-8

  • ISBN: 9781896764436


  • Character Education
    > Strong Female Role Models

  • Language Arts
    > Biography

  • Science
    > Medicine

Praise for Fabulous Female Physicians

"What makes this book noteworthy? Kirsh and Kirsh make the women come alive. The profiles are short, warmly human and engaging." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials