The Doctors Blackwell Author Event
Thursday, April 15 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | add to Google Calendar
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The Friends of the Bronxville Public Library (FOBPL) is pleased to host New York Times best-selling author Janice P. Nimura, who will discuss her new biography The Doctors Blackwell: How two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women- and women to medicine. This event will be moderated by Dorothy Wickenden, executive editor of The New Yorker and author of The Agitators.
The Doctors Blackwell is a biography of Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, two extraordinary sisters who were the first women in the U.S. to receive medical degrees. Entering the profession in the 1800s, a time of culturally ingrained sexism and discrimination, the Blackwell sisters later went on to open the first women-run hospital for women and indigent children in New York City. For the recent New York Times book review on The Doctors Blackwell, click here.
Author Janice P. Nimura is the winner of a 2017 Public Scholar award from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the author of Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back, a New York Times Notable Book. For more on Janice P. Nimura and The Doctors Blackwell, please click here.
FOBPL is equally pleased to host Dorothy Wickenden as the moderator for this event. Dorothy Wickenden is the author of Nothing Daunted and The Agitators (to be released March 2021), and has been the executive editor of The New Yorker since January 1996. For more on Dorothy Wickenden and her new book The Agitators, please click here.
Womrath will have copies of both books for sale, and signed book plates for The Doctors Blackwell.
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