Sympathy and Science Women Physicians in American Medicine

ISBN-10: 0807848905

ISBN-13: 9780807848906

Edition: 2nd 2000

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Description: When first published in 1985, Sympathy and Science was hailed as a groundbreaking study of women in medicine. It remains the most comprehensive history of American women physicians available. Tracing the participation of women in the medical profession from the colonial period to the present, Regina Morantz-Sanchez examines women's roles as nurses, midwives, and practitioners of folk medicine in early America; recounts their successful struggles in the nineteenth century to enter medical schools and found their own institutions and organizations; and follows female physicians into the twentieth century, exploring their efforts to sustain significant and rewarding professional lives without sacrificing the other privileges and opportunities of womanhood. In a new preface, the author surveys recent scholarship and comments on the changing world of women in medicine over the past two decades. Despite extraordinary advances, she concludes, women physicians continue to grapple with many of the issues that troubled their predecessors.

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List price: $37.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 8/28/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Regina Morantz-Sanchez is professor of history at the University of Michigan. Her books include Conduct Unbecoming a Woman: Medicine on Trial in Turn-of-the-Century Brooklyn and In Her Own Words: Oral Histories of Women Physicians.

Colonial Beginnings: Public Men and Private Women
The Middle-Class Woman Finds Health Reform
Bringing Science into the Home: Women Enter the Medical Profession
Separate but Equal: Medical Education for Women in the Nineteenth Century
Women and the Profession: The Doctor as a Lady
The Woman Professional: The Lady as a Doctor
Science, Morality, and Women Doctors: Mary Putnam Jacobi and Elizabeth Blackwell as Representative Types
Doctors and Patients: Gender and Medical Treatment in Nineteenth-Century America
Hopes Unfulfilled: Women Physicians and the Social Transformation of American Medicine
The Emergence of Social Medicine: Women's Work in the Profession
Integration in Name Only
Quo Vadis?
Notes on Methodology
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