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By Mary Edwards Walker M.D.

the one girl to obtain the Congressional Medal of Honor for her carrier through the Civil conflict, Dr. Mary E. Walker (1832-1919) was once a health care provider, a public lecturer, and an outspoken champion of women's rights. one of many first ladies within the state to be provided a scientific measure, she served as an assistant health care provider for the 52nd Ohio Infantry and used to be mentioned for valor in going at the back of enemy strains to take care of the sick.

Though her early profession used to be hugely unique, her next existence grew to become arguable and in a few respects tragic. constantly a lady of significant independence, she publicly expressed powerful evaluations in regards to the desire for women's rights and harshly criticized winning patriarchal attitudes and the enforced subservience of ladies. After the warfare she released Hit, an enigmatically titled e-book during which she complicated her radical principles on issues from love and marriage and get dressed reform to woman's suffrage and religion.

With an insightful foreword via Walker professional Mercedes Graf (professor of psychology, Governors kingdom college, college Park, Illinois), this re-creation of a bit identified paintings through a pioneering feminist can be of significant curiosity to somebody desirous about women's rights.

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