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Women Aren't Supposed to Fly: The Memoirs of a Female Flight Surgeon
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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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this for a friend who is an active duty AF member she enjoys stories about women in the military and may share her experiences one day. Read morePublished on August 19, 2013 by philip h mccarty
This is a fascinating memoir of one of the first female flight surgeons and the battles she endured not only in the Air Force and earning her pilot wings, but also in medical... Read morePublished on April 30, 2011 by Andy Shuping
Not particularly enlightening or realistic if you have a background in medicine, particularly in the armed forces. Fanciful and self indulgent.Published on June 15, 2010 by D. Ayoub
Dr. Harriet Hall's book is a well-written, smoothly flowing autobiography of a woman who wouldn't let the system beat her down. Read morePublished on November 26, 2009 by Newf Person