Caring and Curing

This collection of essays takes the reader from the early 19th century struggle between female midwives and male physicians right up to the late 20th century emergence of professionally trained women physicians vying for a place in the medical hierarchy. The bitter conflict for control of birthing a...

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Main Author: Dodd, Dianne
Other Authors: Gorham, Deborah
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: University of Ottawa Press / Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa 1994
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Collection: OAPEN - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This collection of essays takes the reader from the early 19th century struggle between female midwives and male physicians right up to the late 20th century emergence of professionally trained women physicians vying for a place in the medical hierarchy. The bitter conflict for control of birthing and other aspects of domestic health care between female lay healers, particularly midwives, and the emerging male-dominated medical profession is examined from new perspectives.
Physical Description:218
ISBN:9780776603872
9780776615592