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Edith and Florence Stoney, Sisters in Radiology

  • Adrian Thomas
  • Francis Duck
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Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Adrian Thomas, Francis Duck
    Pages 1-23
  3. Adrian Thomas, Francis Duck
    Pages 25-43
  4. Adrian Thomas, Francis Duck
    Pages 45-66
  5. Adrian Thomas, Francis Duck
    Pages 67-77
  6. Adrian Thomas, Francis Duck
    Pages 79-102
  7. Adrian Thomas, Francis Duck
    Pages 103-120
  8. Adrian Thomas, Francis Duck
    Pages 121-132
  9. Adrian Thomas, Francis Duck
    Pages 133-145
  10. Adrian Thomas, Francis Duck
    Pages 147-154
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    Pages 155-175
  12. Adrian Thomas, Francis Duck
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  13. Adrian Thomas, Francis Duck
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  14. Adrian Thomas, Francis Duck
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  16. Adrian Thomas, Francis Duck
    Pages 265-283
  17. Adrian Thomas, Francis Duck
    Pages 285-303
  18. Adrian Thomas, Francis Duck
    Pages 305-317
  19. Adrian Thomas, Francis Duck
    Pages 319-327
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 329-353

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the lives and achievements of two Irish sisters, Edith and Florence Stoney, who pioneered the use of new electromedical technologies, especially X-rays but also ultraviolet radiation and diathermy. In addition, however, the narrative follows several intertwined themes as experienced by the sisters during their lifetimes. Their upbringing, influenced by their liberal-minded scientist father, set the tone for both their lives. Irish independence fractured their family heritage. Their professional experiences, fulfilling for Florence as a qualified doctor but often frustrating for Edith as a Cambridge-educated scientist, mirrored those of other aspiring women during this period, when the suffragist movement expanded and women’s lobby groups were formed. World War I created an environment in which their unusual specialist knowledge was widely needed, and the sisters’ war experiences are carefully examined in the book. But ultimately this is the extraordinary story of two independent but closely bonded sisters and their abiding love and support for one another.

Keywords

Women in Engineering Biography History of Medicine Women's Studies World War I Irish History Scottish Women's Hospital Suffragist Movement

Authors and affiliations

  • Adrian Thomas
    • 1
  • Francis Duck
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, School of Allied and Public Health ProfessionsCanterbury Christ Church UniversityCanterburyUK
  2. 2.Formerly University of BathBathUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16561-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-16560-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-16561-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-0613
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-0621
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