Book Discussion on Something to Prove

Yvonne Thornton, the author of The Ditchdigger’s Daughters, which recalls her parent’s efforts to provide their six daughters… read more

Yvonne Thornton, the author of The Ditchdigger’s Daughters, which recalls her parent’s efforts to provide their six daughters with the opportunity to become successful women presents her follow-up memoir that focuses on her professional life as a double-board certified specialist in gynecology, obstetrics, and maternal-fetal medicine. Dr. Thornton reports that at the time she began her studies in 1970, 5% of specialists in her field were women, today 70% are women. Yvonne Thornton recounts her medical career at an event hosted by the Young Women’s National Leadership Network at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City. close

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Book Discussion on Something to Prove

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Public Affairs Event
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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Apr 16, 2011
Last Aired:
May 29, 2011

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  • Apr 16, 2011 | 4:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 17, 2011 | 10:46am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 24, 2011 | 3:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 08, 2011 | 12:08am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 29, 2011 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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