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To Charm A Bluestocking: Available from Escape Publishing now.

She wants to be one of the world’s first female doctors; romance is not in her plans.

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1887: Too tall, too shy and too bookish for England, Lady Josephine moves to Holland to become one of the world’s first female doctors. With only one semester left, she has all but completed her studies when a power-hungry professor, intent on marrying her for her political connections, threatens to prevent her graduation. Together with the other Bluestockings, female comrades-in-study, she comes up with a daring, if somewhat unorthodox plan: acquire a fake fiancé to provide the protection and serenity she needs to pass her final exams.

But when her father sends her Lord Nicholas St. George, he is too much of everything: too handsome, too charming, too tall and too broad and too distracting for Josephine’s peace of mind. She needed someone to keep her professor at bay, not keep her from her work with temptations of long walks, laughing, and languorous kisses.

Just as it seems that Josephine might be able to have it all: a career as a pioneering female doctor and a true love match, everything falls apart and Josephine will find herself in danger of becoming a casualty in the battle between ambition and love.

So often when I do research, I come across statements like this that erase or ignore the work done by female scientists. "Lister retired from practice after his wife, who had long helped him in research, died in 1893 in Italy."
In other words, Joseph Lister "The Father of Modern Medicine" wasn't able to continue his work without his wife assisting him. And yet, she isn't even mentioned by name in the article about him, and gets no formal credit for her 'help'. Lister died in 1912 - nearly 20 years where he did no research, after achieving so much while she was alive.

Further research finds her name - Agnes Syme, daughter of Lister's mentor, surgeon James Syme.
#WomenInSTEM #HistoricalFemaleScientists
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