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An imprint of
Platypus Media LLC
Sparking curiosity through reading
SCIENCE WIDE OPEN BOOK #5:
Women in Medicine
This exciting science exploration is
Welcome to the wondrous world of medicine! The amazing work of women in medicine has given us incredible things like a cure for malaria and a lifesaving heart surgery.
Guided by the questions of an inquisitive protagonist, readers are whisked into an exploration of scientific discoveries in medicine. The engaging and accurate conversation welcomes curiosity and critical thinking. Women in Medicine will encourage scientific inquiry in any young mind!
Concepts covered in this book include:
developments in medicine
improvements in patient care
Coming September 2022
Hardback ($14.99) ISBN: 978-1-938492-55-6
Paperback ($12.95) ISBN: 978-1-938492-56-3
eBook ($11.99) ISBN: 978-1-938492-57-0
40 pages • Size: 8 x 8"
Grades: 2–5 • Ages: 7–10
Spanish edition coming March 2023
Scientists profiled include:
Dr. Helen Taussig
Dr. Gerty Cori
Dr. Angella Ferguson
What the experts are saying:
"This book celebrates the advanced accomplishments of women in medicine in a way that is both understandable and captivating."
—Domenic Filingeri, D.O., M.S., Pediatric Endocrinology Fellow Physician, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
"The heart of Women in Medicine resides in the confidence, curiosity and enthusiasm this fine book instills in its readers, and the joy of discovery that comes from asking probing questions and finding the fascinating answers!"
—Tillywig Toy and Game Awards
"I learn something new every time I read a book in the Science Wide Open series. Women in Medicine is full of inspiring stories about pioneering women in healthcare. I recommend it for all the curious kids in your life!"
—Cameron Ogg, Ph.D., Department of Developmental Neurobiology,
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
About the Author
Mary Wissinger was born in Wisconsin where she spent most of her childhood singing, reading, and daydreaming. She dove into storytelling through acting, singing, and writing (and writing and writing!). A former teacher, she can now be found at her standing desk in St. Louis, MO, writing stories that inspire curiosity about the world and connection with others. She is the author of the entire Science Wide Open Series: Women in Biology, Women in Chemistry, and Women in Physics. To learn more about Mary, you can check out her website, MaryWissinger.com.
& the Illustrator
Danielle Pioli is an artist and illustrator whose mission is to inspire others to create. The idea of creating a whole universe from her mind to paper is what made her fall in love with art and storytelling. As a child, she was drawn to magic—what she calls Quantum Physics now. She creates art, illustrations, comics, zines, poems, songs, and hypnotherapy sessions. She is the illustrator of the entire Science Wide Open Series. For more information on Danielle’s work, you can visit her website at DaniellePioli.com.