The Heart Specialist
by Claire Holden Rothman
As a young girl living at the end of the nineteenth century, Agnes White is drawn to the “wrong” things. Growing up, she finds herself fascinated by microscopes, dissections, and anatomy — hobbies that deem her unladylike. Yet despite the criticism of those around her, and the obstacles set in place preventing women from assuming traditional male roles, Agnes chooses to
pursue her calling to become a doctor, even if it means taking on the illustrious medical establishment at McGill University.
Inspired by the life of Maude Abbott.
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