Medical Bondage

Medical Bondage explores how, in the nineteenth century, experimental surgeries on enslaved and laboring women enabled the rise of American gynecology as a medical specialty, and shaped our understanding of race. Merging women’s, medical, and social history, the book makes Black and Irish women'...

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Main Author: Owens, Deirdre Cooper
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Athens University of Georgia Press 20171115
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Collection: OAPEN - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Medical Bondage explores how, in the nineteenth century, experimental surgeries on enslaved and laboring women enabled the rise of American gynecology as a medical specialty, and shaped our understanding of race. Merging women’s, medical, and social history, the book makes Black and Irish women's lives—not just their bodies—part of an origins story of American medicine (one that has largely been told with an exclusive focus on white male historical actors).
ISBN:9780820353036
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