Doctor Woman: The Life and Times of Elizabeth Bagshaw

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Doctor Woman: The Life and Times of Elizabeth Bagshaw

  • 1978 ----- color ----- 29 min ----- 16mm
  • Elizabeth Bagshaw was a forerunner of the women's movement. As one of the first women to practice medicine in Canada, she had to overcome society's bias against women in medicine. During her seventy-year career she helped to instigate change in public opinion on that issue, as well as the issue of birth control. Captures the personality of this remarkable woman through a contemporary interview and re-enactments of episodes from her youth.
  • Topics: (Canadian Studies, Medicine, Women Studies)