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Twice as Hard by Jasmine Brown
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Jan 23, 2024 | ISBN 9780807013373

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“Well-researched reclamation of neglected yet invaluable history . . . Still, Brown, as remarkable as the pioneers she profiles, ends on a high note, vowing to become a ‘changemaker.’”
Booklist, Starred Review

“Brown debuts with an eye-opening history of nine African American women in medicine . . . This immersive tribute to a group of pioneering women will inspire readers of all backgrounds.”
Publishers Weekly

“Brown has given us an important and still unfinished story.”
The Lancet

“She not only weaves in the historical context for each woman’s story, but compares it to the experiences of black women medical students today. The end result is a powerful, and often enraging, account of social barriers and women who surmounted them—and a reminder that barriers still remain.”
—Pamela Toler, History in the Margins

“At once a celebration of Black women’s medical achievements throughout history and an indictment of misogynoir in medical education, Twice as Hard is an essential, enraging read that deftly weaves the author’s own experience as a Black woman in medicine among the rich historical profiles.”
—Olivia Campbell, author of Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine

“Powerful, timely, and important . . . Twice as Hard is an exceptional book that covers the expansive history of African American women physicians from the 1860s to present-day. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to know more about the history of medicine in America.”
—Leana Wen, MD, MSc, author of Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health

“A fascinating journey into the depths of American history told through undervalued voices. Brown brings to life the stories of nine amazing women who fought racial and gender discrimination at every turn on their paths to becoming pioneering physicians.”
—Damon Tweedy, MD, author of Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine

“Revelatory! Jasmine Brown brings us the overlooked history of a powerful force in medicine—Black women physicians. A medical student herself, Brown assembles an inspiring panel of teachers, nine pioneers who reach across the generations as mentors and role models. Their stories are striking for their timeliness as well as their urgency.”
—Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, author of When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error

Table Of Contents

Set the Record Straight

With Determination and Fearlessness

Doing Surgery in the Bedroom

Doing Good in the Community

From Her Family Forward

Finding Fulfillment in Giving Back

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

Healthcare Is a Human Right

“I Will Not Be the Last”

Crusading for Public Health

Remember Their Stories

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