|Dr Caroline de Costa - Fiction/Non-fiction Writer
Caroline de Costa is the writer of numerous books for women on aspects of their health. She was shortlisted in 2008 for the Queensland Premier's Literary Award. Six of these books are co-authored by Michele Moore MD - Michele is a physician in New Hampshire, USA, and was at medical school in Dublin with Caroline. The books deal with caesarean section, screening tests for many common medical conditions, gynaecological surgery, abortion - and one book which has proved very popular -: Dick - a guide for men and women (published in the USA as Dick - a user's guide.) Titles and details of the books, and how and where they can be purchased, can be found on Caroline's website, see below.
In Australia Caroline has published with Boolarong Press RU-486- the Abortion Pill in 2007, and Hail Caesar - why one in three Australian babies is born by caesarean section in 2008. 'Hail Caesar' has been shortlisted for the 2008 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards in the Science Section.
Caroline has also published three novels - Under the Skin (2006), Clone Baby (2006) and Rookwood Island (2007). Under the Skin and Rookwood Island were both highly commended at Fellowship of Australian Writers' National Awards.
Caroline de Costa is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in James Cook University School of Medicine, Cairns Campus. The School of Medicine is located in 'A' block of Cairns Base Hospital. Caroline is also a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and the author of several textbooks. She is the mother of seven children.
Caroline was born and educated in Sydney. She has been a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist for 27 years. She studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, in Dublin, and graduated MB BS (London University) and LRCP&SI in 1973. After completing residency in Port Moresby General Hospital, Papua-New Guinea, she returned to Ireland and undertook specialist training there and in the United Kingdom. In 1980 she returned to Port Moresby for a further 18 months before moving back to Sydney where she spent 17 years in private practice. In 1999 she moved to Cairns and took up her present appointment in 2004.
In her current practice Caroline is deeply involved in improving outcomes for indigenous women in the area of obstetrics and gynaecology. She is currently conducting research into possible interventions to reduce the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome amongst the children of indigenous women in Far North Queensland. She also has an interest in caesarean section, including the history and social implications of this common operation as well as techniques and risks of the surgery. She has been active and successful in public movements to reform abortion law.
In her university role Dr Caroline de Costa teaches the medical students of JCU in their fifth and sixth years as well as supervising honours and research students.
Further details of all books can be found on Caroline's website.
|Depuis leur première rencontre au Quartier|
latin en 1868 et jusqu'à la mort tragique de Pozzi,
assassiné par un de ses opérés, Sarah Bernhardt et
Samuel Pozzi n'ont cessé d'échanger des lettres,
d'amour puis d'affection.
Tandis que Sarah devient la première diva internationale,
Samuel, père de la gynécologie française,
s'illustrera dans de nombreuses activités : l'écriture,
et même la politique.
Les auteurs de cet ouvrage ont eu accès à plus
d'une centaine de lettres de Sarah Bernhardt à Samuel
Pozzi. Autour de ces lettres, se tisse l'histoire
peu connue de Sarah Bernhardt et Samuel Pozzi,
deux êtres gâtés par la nature, séduisants, doués et,
chacun dans leurs domaines, perfectionnistes.
« Mon Docteur Dieu
Nul être ne m'est plus cher
Ai-je donc besoin, ami chéri, d'ouvrir la
boîte des souvenirs qui nous sont communs pour vous
faire respirer le parfum de ces fl eurs, cueillies ensemble
dans les jardins de la vie ? Je vous aime tendrement,
Caroline de Costa est gynécologue-obstétricien et
professeur de gynécologie à la Faculté de médecine
James Cook en Australie. Elle a publié de nombreux
travaux sur l'histoire de la gynécologie.
Francesca Miller est journaliste et critique de fi lm ;
elle a travaillé à New York à Seattle et à San Francisco.
Elle est aujourd'hui journaliste freelance à Los
Angeles. Elle s'intéresse à la Belle Époque.
Traduction de Francine Siety.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2008 QUEENSLAND PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARDS
|The book will be released in March. There will be a launch in the Museum of Medical History in Paris on 22 March.|
|DR CAROLINE DE COSTA Fiction/Non-fiction Writer|
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