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From Midwives to Medicine: The Birth of American Gynecology
From Midwives to Medicine: The Birth of American Gynecology
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 1998
Pages: 273
Binding Paperback
ISBN 813525721

Product Code: 756754518

Deborah Kuhn McGregor (au). Examines the development of modern medical treatment of women & the related history of women’s health in the mid-1800s. It looks not only at the medical figures who devised & practiced the innovative therapies, but also at the history of the patient experience in the development & the professionalization of a medical specialty. In exploring the controversial career of J. Marion Sims, “the father of gynecology,” & the history of the Woman’s Hospital of the State of New York, the book chronicles the emergence of a practice involving previously untried medical techniques & the use of experimentation on patients according to a social hierarchy based on race & sex. Illustrated.

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