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Doctor Betty

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  5 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Betty's desire to be a wife is second only to her desire to be a doctor, a situation causing her many agonizing decisions before she learns it is possible to blend marriage and medicine.
Unknown Binding, 190 pages
Published January 1st 1969 by Julian Messner
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Linda
This is a little known by Helen Wells, author of the popular Cherry Ames and Vicki Barr series in their day. I was excited to own it and read it. Copyright date is 1969 but I would bet that it was written more like 2 decades before. There was a stigma against women doctors, for one thing, and the 1940s and 1950s mind-set against women having careers. Then there is the polio child in an iron lung. I was in nursing school in 1969 and at that time it was an antique, not to mention that polio had be ...more
Wendy
For 1969, disappointingly reactionary. The premise of the whole book is to assure the reader that a woman can be a doctor WHILE being an excellent wife and mother. And it's really a message for the concerned parent/teacher/librarian of a girl who wants to be a doctor, since I don't think most girls who'd be reading this book would be at all concerned about that issue.

Even the most enlightened of her medical school professors, whose wife is a doctor as well, compliments her to the students for be
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Joanna Warrens
Great vintage read.
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Original name: Helen Weinstock. Social worker turned full-time young adult writer, born in Illinois but moved with family to New York City when she was seven. In 1934 Wells graduated from New York University [where she'd been the first female editor of the literary quarterly], with a major in philosophy and a minor in sociology and psychology.

During World War II, she served as a volunteer with th
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