LISBON FALLS — Maine author Annette Dorey will return to give another talk at the Lisbon Historical Society on Wednesday, Nov. 13. She will talk about her research and the women in her new book, “Miss Dr. Lucy and Maine’s Pioneering Female Physicians, 1850s–1920.”

Extensive research resulted in more than 180 biographical profiles of Maine’s earliest female medical practitioners.

How hard was it to gain admission to medical schools? Which ones accepted women in pursuit of a medical career? Were those women mainly married or single?

Dorey will answer those questions and more. Her book tells the stories of the personal and professional lives of women long forgotten. Women had to be strong and determined to earn their medical degrees and pursue medical careers when it was still a man’s profession.

The women varied in background, family life, medical training, and disciplines. “It’s time to remember these women,” says Dorey. “Their struggles and legacies have been lost or neglected all these years.”

Dorey’s presentation on “Maine’s Earliest Female Physicians” will begin after the society’s brief business meeting at 7 p.m. at the MTM Center, School Street. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information, contact Dorothy Smith at [email protected]


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