Book Notes – May 2021

The sisters who brought women to medicine
The story of a woman who defied conventions en route to becoming America’s first licensed female physician— and her sister who was even more brilliant— will be the focus of the May meeting of the Gathering Volumes History/Biography Book Club. “The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine” by Janice P. Nimura is the book for discussion. The event, part of Gathering Volumes “Summer of Women” program, is aimed at spotlighting the lives of pioneering and important women in history. 7pm. Wednesday, May 26. Gathering Volumes, 196 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg. 567-336-6188.

Bryan hospital spotlighted in new book
A new book casts a light on the healthcare crisis that America faces by showing its impact on a nearby community. “The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town” is a book by acclaimed author Brian Alexander, writer of works like “Glass House” and “America Unzipped.” The book tells the story of a hospital in Bryan, OH, where the doctors and staff are dedicated to delivering top-quality care, but the realities of a free-market economy create endless challenges. $28.99. Available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and more.