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Conduct Unbecoming a Woman Medicine on Trial in Turn-of-the-Century Brooklyn

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ISBN-10: 0195139283

ISBN-13: 9780195139280

Edition: 2000

Authors: Regina Morantz-Sanchez

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In the spring of 1889, Brooklyn's premier newspaper, the Daily Eagle, printed a series of articles that detailed a history of midnight hearses and botched operations performed by a scalpel-eager female surgeon named Dr. Mary Dixon-Jones. The ensuing avalanche of public outrage gave rise to two trials--one for manslaughter and one for libel--that became a late nineteenth-century sensation. Vividly recreating both trials, Regina Morantz-Sanchez provides a marvelous historical whodunit, inviting readers to sift through the evidence and evaluate the witnesses. This intricately crafted and mesmerizing piece of history reads like a suspense novel which skillfully examines masculine and feminine…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/7/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
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.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Saving the City from Corruption: The Eagle Launches a Campaign
A City Comes of Age
Becoming a Surgeon
Gynecology Becomes a Specialty
Gynecology Constructs the Female Body and a Woman Doctor Responds
""The Lured, the Illiterate, the Credulous and the Self-Defenseless"": Mary Dixon Jones and Her Patients
Prologue: Gynecology on Trial for Manslaughter
Spectacle in Brooklyn
Meanings
Appendix: Bibliography of Dr. Mary Dixon Jones's Medical Writings
Notes
Index