The Life of a Russian Woman Doctor: A Siberian Memoir, 1869-1954

TitleThe Life of a Russian Woman Doctor: A Siberian Memoir, 1869-1954
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsBek, Anna Nikolaevna
Series EditorRassweiler, Anne Dickason
Number of Pages152
PublisherIndiana University Press
City, CountryBloomington

The story of an idealistic Russian woman doctor in pre- and postrevolutionary Siberia. Annotation The Life of a Russian Woman Doctor by Anna Bek (1869-1954) yields rich insights into the lives of a generation of Russian women who lived at a time of revolutionary change, extraordinary challenges, and unprecedented opportunities. Written in a lively and compelling style, Anna Bek's memoir reveals not only the experiences but also the motives and values of women who sought education, independence, and self-sufficiency, the obstacles they encountered, and the influences of other woman and men on their lives. This engrossing memoir also engages the special context of Siberian geography and history--the vast distances and isolation, the heterogeneous population of settlers, exiles, and convicts, the closeness and interdependence of families and communities, and the deep appreciation of nature. This book offers a rewarding excursion into Siberian social history and an intimate acquaintance with two exceptional individuals of great charm and courage--Anna Bek and her American editor, Anne D. Rassweiler.

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