Penn Med student discusses her new book on Black women in medicine throughout history

-Courtesy of Broad Street Communications

Penn medical student and debut author Jasmine Brown discusses her new book at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. “Twice as Hard: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, from the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century” is a brilliant exploration of the long-erased stories of nine pioneering Black women physicians, beginning in 1860.

Brown is a medical student at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a 2018 Rhodes Scholar recipient and founded the Minority Association of Rising Scientists as an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis.

Her book was selected as one of Shondaland’s “Best Books of January 2023.” In it, Brown establishes a lineage of Black women doctors whose accomplishments are undeniably important and deeply contemporary. As she profiles each woman ranging from Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, who graduated fourteen months after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed and provided medical care for the newly freed slaves to present day leaders, Brown’s own experiences are interwoven in these intimate histories.

The event includes Mütter Museum admission and book signing. Thursday, May 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. More info here.

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