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The wages of sin, Kaite Welsh

Label
The wages of sin
Title
The wages of sin
Statement of responsibility
Kaite Welsh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sarah Gilchrist fled London and a troubled past to join the University of Edinburgh's medical school in 1892, the first year it admitted women. Determined to become a doctor despite the misgivings of her family and society, Sarah quickly finds plenty of barriers at school itself; professors who refuse to teach their new pupils, male students determined to force out their female counterparts, and-- perhaps worst of all-- female peers who will do anything to avoid being associated with a fallen woman. Desperate for a proper education, Sarah turns to one of the city's ramshackle charitable hospitals for additional training. The Saint Giles Infirmary for Women ministers to the downtrodden and drunk, the thieves and whores with nowhere else to go. There, Sarah gets quite an education, but when Lucy-- a prostitute and one of Sarah's patients-- turns up in the university dissecting room as a battered corpse, Sarah finds herself drawn into a murky underworld of bribery, brothels, and body snatchers. Painfully aware of just how little separates her own life from that of her former patient's, Sarah is determined to find out what happened to Lucy and to bring those responsible for her death to justice. But as Sarah searches for answers in Edinburgh's dank alleyways, bawdy houses, and fight clubs, she comes closer and closer to uncovering one of Edinburgh's most lucrative trades-- and, in doing so, puts her own life at risk" -- Dust jacket flap
Member of
Summary
Despite numerous barriers, Sarah Gilchrist is determined to become a doctor in 1882, the first year the University of Edinburgh admitted women, but is drawn into a murder mystery when a former acquaintance turns up as a corpse in the dissecting room
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10561664
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Welsh, Kaite
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Sarah Gilchrist series
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women medical students
  • Public hospitals
  • Prostitutes
  • Murder
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
Target audience
adult
Label
The wages of sin, Kaite Welsh
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951925874
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781681773322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951925874
Label
The wages of sin, Kaite Welsh
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951925874
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781681773322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951925874

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