The Door in the Dream
Elga Wasserman, Joseph Henry Press, 2002
From a review in the New England Journal of Medicine:
Reading the stories of women scientists who have risen to the top of their profession should provide hope and inspiration to those who strive to make the climb themselves. Mentors, both male and female, will gain a new appreciation of the positive and negative influence their actions can have. The book should also heighten our awareness of the job that lies ahead. Constructive suggestions, such as fostering the creation of more job-sharing positions, implementing improved child care, and adopting a tenure clock that recognizes the need for family leave, are issues that all scientists need to espouse, actively and vigorously. Most of the elite women profiled in the book recognize their responsibility to future generations of women scientists. The Door in the Dream should remind other senior women researchers who enjoy established, productive scientific careers of their obligation to follow suit.
-Naomi Rosenberg, Ph.D.
The book is available at UW Libraries, but is out of print, so it might be difficult to obtain your own copy.
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