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The Heart Specialist

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
Fleeing accusations of a hideous crime, Agnes White's father left her with precious little: an old pipe, half-recollections of a bristling moustach, and jars upon jars of preserved medical specimens. What began as the only way to remember her absent father soon develops into a passion to understand, and to marvel at, the workings of life. Following her vocation into the medical profession, it takes all her intelligence and determination to defy the establishment and win the right for women to hold medical degrees. Yet despite a rapid rise to stardom, she continues to find herself up against a wall of prejudice and exclusion. Set against the conflicts and upheaval that permeated the early 1900s, The Heart Specialist charts one woman's struggle for the freedom to do what she loves.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"A beautiful, moving, utterly captivating novel." - Lawrence Hill


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June 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Heart Specialist
Author(s): Claire Holden Rothman
ISBN: 1-56947-945-3 / 978-1-56947-945-2 (USA edition)
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June 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Heart Specialist
Author(s): Claire Holden Rothman
ISBN: 1-61695-077-3 / 978-1-61695-077-4 (USA edition)
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Title: Heart Specialist
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ISBN: 1-85168-794-7 / 978-1-85168-794-7 (UK edition)
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March 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Heart Specialist
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ISBN: 1-897151-21-7 / 978-1-897151-21-1 (Canada edition)
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Title: Heart Specialist
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June 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Heart Specialist: A Novel
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Title: The Heart Specialist
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