From Tobacco Fields To Neuroanatomy

Oct 21, 2013

Zero to Eighty Over Unpaved Roads: A Memoir
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  Growing up on her family’s tobacco farm in Lee county,  Evelyn McNeill expected a future like that of her peers: getting married, having children and building a home life.  But she decided to take a different path and joined the Army to become a physical therapist. She went on to earn a medical degree and became the first female faculty member of East Carolina University’s School of Medicine.  Host Frank Stasio talks with Dr. Evelyn McNeill, a retired professor of neuroanatomy, and the author of “Zero to Eighty Over Unpaved Roads: A Memoir” (Garcia Publishing Company, 2013).