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Balm in Gilead: Journey of a Healer

By: Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Published: 1995, ©1988
Pages: 321
Total Copies: 16
Genre: Nonfiction | Health & Medicine | Biographies & Memoirs | Cultural, African-American


Description: With the objectivity and insight of a scholar, the compassion and curiosity of an educator, and the love and admiration of a daughter, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot recounts the extraordinary life of her mother, Dr. Margaret Morgan Lawrence, one of the first African-American women to graduate from Cornell University and Columbia University School of Medicine to become a physician. Balm in Gilead captures both the life of an inspiring woman and the social, cultural, historical, and psychological forces that shaped the destinies of four generations of African-American women and their families.