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Framing a Professional, Medical Identity in Fighting for Life

I’m starting a new research project, one that I hope will lead to a published paper on Fighting for Life, a 1939 autobiography by physician and vanguard public health official Sara Josephine Baker. My first step in this process is presenting my work at

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Sara Josephine Baker’s Autobiography, Fighting for Life

In December, I read a review in the New York Times about Fighting for Life, a 1939 autobiography by Sara Josephine Baker that recently was re-released. A medical doctor and New York City public health official, Baker is said to have saved “90,000 babies.” I

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Dr. Amy Rubens
I'm an "ambulant scholar," and I move among several worlds. As a professor of English, I research and write for audiences within and outside of academia. As a teacher of writing, literature, and culture, I facilitate learning. As a blogger, I critique, question, and reflect. Learn more about this blog and the work I do as a professor and workplace writing consultant.

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