Healer in Harm's Way: Mary Collson, A Clergywoman in Christian Science.
Nashville: University of Tennessee Press, 1995 (First published as A Woman's Ministry (Philadelpia:Temple University Press, 1984)
This biography of an unknown woman tells the story of an energetic idealist whose society offered her no satisfactory outlet for her extraordinary talent. Intensely committed to social change, Mary Collson (1870-1953) tried to forge a vocation that would improve the lot of the poor and dispirited. The conflicts she faced were confronted by several generations of reformers who debated the legitimacy of extending women's social roles, the possibility of institutional change, and the choice of reforming society at large or transforming individual lives.