The Complex Life of a Woman Doctor – Medicine and MotherhoodAvailable in hardcover, paperback, and e-book from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Xlibris.
Dr. Gloria Schrager's memoir describes her struggle to become a doctor at a time when women physicians were subject to bias and ridicule. She recounts the events that affected her life: the Great Depression, World War II, the McCarthy Unamerican Activities Committee, the Korean War and the overt bias and the harassment of women in medicine.
On a lighter note, she relates the adventures and mishaps of medical school, internships, maintaining a successful marriage, and raising a family while engaged in full-time medical practice. She also describes some of the differences, good and bad, between health care delivery and the practice of medicine today and over the past fifty years.
Rich with insights and inspiring thoughts on achieving one's goals, The Complex Life of a Woman Doctor encourages readers to move forward despite the grueling challenges they might face.
"The Complex Life of a Woman Doctor" was displayed at the 2010 ALA Conference in Washington, D.C. and the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany in October 2008, and Dr. Schrager appeared at the 2007 Virginia Festival of the Book in a panel discussion on memoirs.
Excerpts from this book are being published in installments in the Roosevelt Island Historical Society's quarterly publication, Blackwell's Almanac. Starting in 1948, Dr. Schrager interned at Metropolitan Hospital on Roosevelt Island (then known as Welfare Island).
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Rebecca and Her BrothersAvailable in hardcover, paperback, and e-book from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Xlibris.
Ten-year old Rebecca finds her comfortable world shattered when her father's business in Brooklyn, New York, fails during the 1929 crash. Rebecca, her parents, and her two older brothers start a new life in the Adirondack Mountains. There, in the small village of Sylvan Lake, Rebecca and her family have many adventures with Native Americans and American Nazis, hungry bears and wild horses, as they meet the diverse inhabitants of their new home. Rebecca's story describes a family in pre-war America who were part of the immigrant experience: a Jewish family adapting to American society, facing economic hardships and prejudice with courage, innovation, humor and love. Her father builds a tourist colony and her mother opens a restaurant, while the children pitch in to help them both.
The story is a fictionalized account of Dr. Schrager's early life in the Adirondack Mountains. She was inspired to write it so that her grandchildren could learn more about her unusual childhood: growing up in a small village and attending a one-room schoolhouse, after her family decided to escape poverty and unemployment in the city. The book includes an appendix of her mother's recipes, which were served at the restaurant.
Articles*Published under maiden name, Gloria Ogur
1. Ogur*, G. and Kolarsick, A., Gastric Diverticula in Infancy, Journal of Pediatrics, 39: 6; 12/51; Pp 732-739
2. Lange, Graig, Oberman Slobody, Ogur* and LoCasto; Changes in Serum Complement during the course and treatment of glomerulonephritis; Archives of Internal Medicine; 88, 4; 10/51
3. Lange, Slobody, Graig, Ogur*, Oberman and LoCasto, Serum complement in acute nephritis and the nephrotic syndrome; Pediatrics,, 9, 12/51; Pp 814-822
4. Schrager, G. Acute Mercury Poisoning following contact with marine anti-fouling paint; Journal of Pediatrics,, 65, 5, 11/64; Pp 780-782
5. Schrager, G., Intestinal Obstruction complicating Familial Mediterranean Fever, Journal of Pediatrics, 74; 6/69; Pp 966-968
6a. Schrager, G. Elevation of a Depressed Skull Fracture with a Breast Pump, Journal of Pediatrics, 77; 8/70; Pp 300-301
6b. Schrager, G. Elevation of a Depressed Skull Fracture with a Breast Pump, reviewed in Yearbook of Pediatrics, Sydney Gellis, Editor, Yearbook Publishers, Pp. 316-317
7. Schrager, G., Coping with or Copping Out, Community Education Series, Ciba, Pp. 15-16, 19-20; 1973
8. Schrager, G., Josephson, B, and Fine, B., Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus Presenting as Fever of Unknown Origin in the Neonatal Period; Clinical Pediatrics; 15; 11; 11/76; Pp. 1070-1072
9a. Schrager, G., Cohen, S and Vigman, M; Acute Hemiplegia and Cortical Blindness Due to Moya Moya Disease in a Child with Down's Syndrome; Pediatrics, 60; 7/77; Pp. 33-37
9b Schrager, G., Cohen, S., and Vigman, M., Acute Hemiplegia and Cortical Blindness Due to Moya Moya Disease in a Child with Down's Syndrome, Genetics Abstracts; 1978 , P. 154
10. Schrager, G., Brenner, R., and Wittman,C., Management of Multiple Trauma in Children; Today's Clinician, 2, 5/78, Pp. 20-29
11. Schrager, G., Prostaglandins and Retrolental Fibroplasia, Pediatrics, 62; 5; 11/78; Pp 860-861
12. Schrager, G., GMENAC and Physician Glut, Editorial, Newsletter of the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey
13. Schrager, G., Reflections on Scientific Achievements vs. Humanistic Standards: The Declaration of Alma Alta, Editorial, The Newsletter of the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey, 4/81
14. Schrager, G., Should Continuing Medical Education be Compulsory? Editorial, The Newsletter of the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey, 1/82
15. Schrager, G., Expanding Responsibilities of the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey, Newsletter of the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey, 1/82
16. Schrager, G., Diamond, M., Rosnowski, S., and Waran, S., Electrodiagnosis in the Evaluation of Progressive Hypotonia in Infancy with Particular Reference to Infant Botulism, Journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey, 79. Pp. 125-129, 2/82
17. Schrager, G., Medical Malpractice: A Source for Continuing Medical Education? Editorial, Newsletter of the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey, 5/82
18. Schrager, G., Physicians and Nuclear War, Editorial, Newsletter of the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey, 12/82
19. Schrager, G. and Shah, A., Haemorrhagic Shock/Encephalopathy Syndrome in Infancy, The Lancet, 2, 396; 8/13/83
20. Brenner R., Sank, L., Kerner, M., Schrager, G., Elquezebal, A., and Roth, J., Resection of a Vipoma of the Pancreas in a 15 year old; Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 21, 11; 11/86; Pp 983-985.
21. Schrager, G., Medical "Experts" for Hire!, Pediatrics, 95; 2, 2/95; Pp320-321