Twice as Hard: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians - Book Talk

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Thursday May 11

5:30 PM  –  7:30 PM

 

About the Book:

Join U Penn medical student and debut author Jasmine Brown to discuss Twice as Hard: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, from the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century. Selected as one of Shondaland’s “Best Books of January 2023”, “Twice as Hard is a brilliant exploration about the work of several Black women and their vast contributions to medicine.” In Twice as Hard Brown establishes a lineage of Black women doctors whose accomplishments are undeniably important and deeply contemporary. As she profiles each woman ranging from Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, who graduated fourteen months after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed and provided medical care for the newly freed slaves to present day leaders, Brown’s own experiences are interwoven in these intimate histories.  

About the Author:

 

Jasmine Brown is a medical student at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed an MPhil in the history of science, medicine, and technology at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. As an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis, she founded the Minority Association of Rising Scientists and served as its president, working to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in science and medicine.

 

Event Schedule:

 

5:30 - 6:00 PM: Museum Access

6:00 - 7:00 PM: Book Talk

7:00 PM: Book Signing and Meet & Greet

 

Interested in purchasing your copy of Twice as Hard: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, from the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century ?

 

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