In The Way It Was: Memories of a Woman Doctor, Margaret Brisco gives voice to her memories in her own warm and singular way.
She remembers Newark, New Jersey, where she practiced, the people she served, and the turbulent riots of the sixties that changed the face of Newark.
Dr. Brisco, one of the first women to be an intern and a resident at Newark’s Martland Medical Center, eloquently captures the challenges for female doctors in the late fifties and the sixties, and how she sought equality within the medical profession and overcame prejudice.
Margaret Brisco’s story has both universal resonance and appeal.
“Margaret is a true Renaissance woman who reinvented herself and her profession against the backdrop of an evolving American landscape. She weaves a tapestry of vignettes that reveals an insight into the soul and philosophy of an inspiring pioneer. Through reflections of the past, her narrative uncovers universal truths that transcend time and place.”
Lynn Vergano, Internationally renowned Artist and Lecturer