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Doctor Woman: The Life and Times of Dr. Elizabeth Bagshaw

1978 28 min
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Elizabeth Bagshaw was a forerunner of the women's movement. As one of the first women to practise medicine in Canada, she had to overcome society's bias against women in medicine. During her seventy-year career she helped to instigate change in public opinion on that issue, as well as the issue of birth control. The film captures the personality of this remarkable woman through a contemporary interview and re-enactments of episodes from her youth. The sepia tones of the re-enactments are in keeping with the film techniques of the time, giving the viewer a strong sense of the period. The film …

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Doctor Woman: The Life and Times of Dr. Elizabeth Bagshaw

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Elizabeth Bagshaw was a forerunner of the women's movement. As one of the first women to practise medicine in Canada, she had to overcome society's bias against women in medicine. During her seventy-year career she helped to instigate change in public opinion on that issue, as well as the issue of birth control. The film captures the personality of this remarkable woman through a contemporary interview and re-enactments of episodes from her youth. The sepia tones of the re-enactments are in keeping with the film techniques of the time, giving the viewer a strong sense of the period. The film is of special interest to persons interested in the evolution of women's roles in Canadian society.
  • director
    Mark McCurdy
  • cinematography
    Mark McCurdy
  • writing
    Nancy C. Johnson
    Kem Murch
  • editor
    Conrad Kugler
    Mark McCurdy
  • production manager
    Nancy C. Johnson
  • music composer
    Mickey Erbe
  • music - arrangement
    Mickey Erbe
  • voice
    Elaine Caulder
  • narration
    Elaine Caulder
  • re-recording
    Doug MacPherson
  • unit administrator
    Lise Turcot
  • producer
    Beryl Fox
    Nancy C. Johnson
  • executive producer
    Don Hopkins

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