February 16 at 6 pm with refreshments at 5:30pm.
Russ Berrie Pavilion, Room 1
In 1952 The Girl in White, was released by MGM. At first glance, this story of a woman doctor who chooses career and husband rather than opting to be a housewife appears to be a unique achievement in Hollywood. However, this was actually one of a number of films in which women physician characters made the choice of remaining on the job after marriage.
In the 2nd History of the Health Sciences Lecture “‘Medicine is a Man’s Game?’ – Women Physicians in the Movies,” Patricia Gallagher, a long-time health information professional who has extensively studied medical women in the movies, will discuss this phenomenon and explain why Hollywood, at least, decided that women physicians actually could have it all.
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