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The Resource More than gold in California : the life and work of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter, Mary Bennett Ritter, MD ; introduction by Gesa E. Kirsch

More than gold in California : the life and work of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter, Mary Bennett Ritter, MD ; introduction by Gesa E. Kirsch

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More than gold in California : the life and work of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter
Title
More than gold in California
Title remainder
the life and work of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter
Statement of responsibility
Mary Bennett Ritter, MD ; introduction by Gesa E. Kirsch
Title variation
Life and work of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mary Bennet Ritter was a farmer's daughter who in the 1880s defied all conventions to pursure her passion: to receive medical training and become a physician. Ritter's memoir is a riveting account of her accomplishments and a revealing peek into an earlier era through her keen sense of observation, humor, savvy, and her courage to challenge gender norms. It is filled with adventures--house calls via horse and buggy rides through the dark streets of Berkeley, a spurned lover's suicide, a near drowning at Pacific Grove Beach, one of the first automobile rides across rugged California dirt roads, intercontinental rail travel, and voyages to the Far East. As the story unfolds, readers encounter the movers and shakers of the time--University of California presidents and families of wealth and influence, including the Scrippses, the Hearsts, and the Rockefellers"--Back cover
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
JRS
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1860-1949
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Ritter, Mary Bennett
Dewey number
  • 610.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
R154.R443
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 100
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1860-1949
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  • Kirsch, Gesa
  • Ritter, Mary Bennett
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  • Ritter, Mary Bennett
  • Women physicians
  • Autobiography
  • California
Label
More than gold in California : the life and work of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter, Mary Bennett Ritter, MD ; introduction by Gesa E. Kirsch
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Copyright
Note
"The original publication of More than gold in California contains an opening section that is not included in this book. That section is distinctly different in tone and style from the rest of the book. It is not based on firsthand experience; rather, Dr. Ritter reconstructs the details of her family's migration from stories heard as a child and from family letters, diaries, and published historical accounts"--Page ix
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page xxx-xxxii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood memories -- Youthful days -- Undercurrents -- An interlude -- Medical student and interne -- First years in Berkeley -- The ply-wood of life -- University interests -- Medical practice -- Keeping pace with a biologist -- The quest for a southern site -- A transitional half-decade -- Pioneering in a biological laboratory -- The half decade 1913-1918 -- My war work -- The turning of a long lane -- Last years in La Jolla -- The other side of the world -- The South Sea Isles -- Retirement -- Washington days -- Europe again -- Sunset and afterglow
Control code
sky293570421
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxii, 295 pages
Isbn
9781493026517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
More than gold in California : the life and work of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter, Mary Bennett Ritter, MD ; introduction by Gesa E. Kirsch
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The original publication of More than gold in California contains an opening section that is not included in this book. That section is distinctly different in tone and style from the rest of the book. It is not based on firsthand experience; rather, Dr. Ritter reconstructs the details of her family's migration from stories heard as a child and from family letters, diaries, and published historical accounts"--Page ix
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page xxx-xxxii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood memories -- Youthful days -- Undercurrents -- An interlude -- Medical student and interne -- First years in Berkeley -- The ply-wood of life -- University interests -- Medical practice -- Keeping pace with a biologist -- The quest for a southern site -- A transitional half-decade -- Pioneering in a biological laboratory -- The half decade 1913-1918 -- My war work -- The turning of a long lane -- Last years in La Jolla -- The other side of the world -- The South Sea Isles -- Retirement -- Washington days -- Europe again -- Sunset and afterglow
Control code
sky293570421
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxii, 295 pages
Isbn
9781493026517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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