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In the Shadow of the Eighth: My Forty Years Working for Women's Health in Ireland

In the Shadow of the Eighth: My Forty Years Working for Women's Health in Ireland (EPUB ebook)

By Boylan, Peter

In over forty years in medicine - seven of these as Master of the National Maternity Hospital - obstetrician Peter Boylan was at the births of more than 6,000 babies. He saw women and families at their most vulnerable, their most joyous, and sometimes their most heart-broken.In t...he Shadow of the Eighth is the story of how a young doctor without strong views on abortion became convinced that women should be trusted to make the right decisions for their lives - and how he then did everything in his power to bring about a situation where they could.More than that, it is an engaging account of working in one of medicine's most satisfying specialities, a revealing behind-the-scenes insight into what it's like trying to make change happen, and a fascinating portrait of a society in transition.Lively, gripping, sometimes enraging but always compassionate, Peter Boylan's story is vital and encouraging reading for these turbulent times. 'A comprehensive, insightful and often shocking social history of the country' Irish Independent 'A hero to many (including me)' @MarianKeyes 'Both personal and political ... a very important history of recent events that have utterly changed Ireland's social and political landscapes' Irish Times 'A fascinating story' Matt Cooper, Today FM 'The book is fabulous' Pat Kenny, Newstalk
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ISBN 9780241987285
Published 14 Nov 2019
Publisher Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9780241987285
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin
Released 14 Nov 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Boylan, Peter
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Social Sciences
Social & Ethical Issues: Abortion
Nursing & Ancillary Services
Women's Health
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 305.4209415
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Women - Health and hygiene - History - Ireland, Women - Social conditions - Ireland, Women's rights - Ireland
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly