In their efforts to utilize their medical skills and training in the service of their country, women physicians fought not one but two male-dominated professional hierarchies: the medical and the military establishments. In the process, they also contended with powerful social pressures and constraints. Throughout "Women Doctors in War", the authors focus on the medical careers, aspirations, and struggles of individual women, using personal stories to illustrate the unique professional and personal challenges female military physicians have faced. Military and medical historians and scholars in women's studies will discover a wealth of new information in "Women Doctors in War".
JUDITH BELLAFAIRE, formerly chief historian for the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, currently works under contract for the Defense Intelligence Agency Center at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D. C. MERCEDES GRAF is an independent scholar living in Highland Park, Illinois.