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Women Aren't Supposed to Fly: The Memoirs of a Female Flight Surgeon

4.2 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
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About the Author

Harriet Hall was a pioneer: a physician, a pilot, and an Air Force flight surgeon when there were few women in medicine and still fewer in the military. Now retired, she lives in Puyallup, Washington and writes about pseudoscience and alternative medicine as The SkepDoc. She has two grown daughters and a long-suffering husband who has become expert at dealing with uppity women.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (March 24, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595499589
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595499588
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,222,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Samuel Homola on April 5, 2008
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An interesting and entertaining autobiography by a female physician who was unique in her career as an Air Force flight surgeon and a private pilot. The ground-breaking events that culminated in her retirement as a full colonel would be of special interest to those who follow medical and military memorabilia.

Dr. Hall's writing skill and her ability to communicate in a clear and humorous fashion offers a pleasant reading experience for those of us who simply want a behind-the-scenes look at a life that is truly extraordinary.
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Dr. Hall's memoir made me laugh at places, and curse all idiots who automatically think women are incompetent simply because they are women (or vice-versa). Despite that, she succeeded at what she wanted to do, and didn't let it affect her outlook on life. This book reminds me a bit of Richard Feynman's "Surely you're Joking, Mr. Feynman".
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Well written, story moves right along, fascinating topic. Loved it. A reminder of how far we've come in just the last few decades.
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In addition to being a real page turner, this book should be required reading for anyone contemplating a career in medicine and/or the military. Her matter of fact approach to the challenges she faced as a woman carving out a professional career in an era when the concept of woman's equality was still much less commonly supported than it is today is an inspiration and a great example for anyone wishing to follow her career path.
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This is an enjoyable book (though it could have used a bit more editing).

Dr. Hall went into medicine just after women started to be accepted as doctors, and in the military before it was common. I know. I tried for a Navy ROTC scholarship and was turned down about the same time she joined. That year they gave college scholarships to 10000 men, and 15 (no zeros) to women (the year before women were admitted to the military academies). I just had to pay for my engineering education myself (and when the Air Force tried to get me to join as I graduated, I told them "no!"... though I did get some free pizza and a tour of the AWACS airplane as part of their recruitment drive with my fellow classmates).

What is really cool is that she went into medical school after getting a degree of Spanish. Okay, who does that? And then it turned out she was stationed in Spain!

Lots of fun.
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Informative, humorous and an inside look at what it means to be a female Flight Surgeon in the Air Force. This was at a time when it was unusual to have women doctors in such a position, but after reading the book, I'm happy to know she was doing what she did, where she did it and the level of care she provided to our service personnel and their families.
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