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Publisher Comments:

   Women have always been healers, and medicine has always been an arena of struggle between female practitioners and male professionals. This pamphlet explores two important phases in the male takeover of health care: the suppression of witches in medieval Europe and the rise of the male medical profession in the United States. The authors conclude that despite efforts to exclude them, the resurgence of women as healers should be a long-range goal of the women’s movement.

About the Author

Barbara Ehrenreich is author of the 2002 New York Times bestseller Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. She has written nearly twenty books, and has been a columnist for Time magazine and the New York Times. She has contributed to The Progressive, Harpers, The Atlantic Monthly, Ms., The New Republic, Z Magazine, In These Times, and Salon.com. Deirdre English is the former editor of Mother Jones magazine. She has written for the Nation, New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Magazine, S.F. Chronicle Sunday Magazine, Vogue, and public radio and television. Currently, English is a professor at University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780912670133
Subtitle:
A History of Women Healers
Author:
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Author:
a Ehrenreich
Author:
Barba, R.
Author:
English, Deirdre
Publisher:
The Feminist Press at CUNY
Location:
Old Westbury, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
Medical sciences
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Midwifery
Subject:
Medicine, magic, mystic, and spagiric
Subject:
Midwives
Subject:
Nurses
Subject:
Women in medicine
Subject:
History of medicine
Subject:
Medicine -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Women in medicine -- History.
Subject:
Women healers. .
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Women's Health.
Edition Number:
2nd ed.
Edition Description:
Saddle-sewn
Series Volume:
98-178
Publication Date:
19930101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.3 in 2.5 oz

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » History of Medicine
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Nursing
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » World History » General

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