The first biography about the first woman to serve as physician to the President of the United States, the story of Dr. Janet Travell deserves a place in American women's history for her achievements and contribution to medicine. Written by Dr. Travell's daughter Virginia, edited by her daughter Janet, and designed by her granddaughter Janet, this book is loaded with archival and family photos, letters and pieces of history. We hope you enjoy reading about Janet Travell, from her childhood growing up in New York City in the early 1900s to her pioneering work in myofascial pain treatments. Appropriate for readers of all ages.
Virginia Street graduated from Cornell University in 1956 with a degree in sculpture and the Faculty Award for Professional Promise. She and her husband, fellow Cornellian and architect Edward Hunt Street, moved to Nashville, TN, where she pursued a career as an artist. She held a one-woman show at the Nashville Artists Guild in 1959 and won various prizes at exhibits throughout the South during that time. She received two purchase prizes for her work, one for a piece of sculpture by the local center for the arts, Cheekwood, and one for a painting by the Brooks Gallery (later the Brooks Museum of Art) in Memphis, TN. Virginia took a job as an art teacher at the Ensworth School in Nashville. In 1994, Virginia moved to her mother's home in Washington, DC, where she became her secretary and Editorial Assistant until her mother's death in 1997. Virginia sorted and organized her mother's lifetime collection of papers and artifacts, which were donated to George Washington University.