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Sex and Medicine Gender, Power and Authority in the Medical Profession

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ISBN-10: 0521578124

ISBN-13: 9780521578127

Edition: 1998

Authors: Rosemary Pringle

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Professional medicine has often been seen as a field that discriminates against women as doctors and patients. Yet women are entering medicine in increasing numbers. This book explores the position of women in the medical profession in Australia and the UK, asking the key question 'Do women doctors make a difference?' Based on an extensive survey of general practitioners and specialists, the book evokes the culture of contemporary medicine by describing the experiences of doctors themselves, often in their own words. Pringle employs a distinctive theoretical approach, but writes accessibly and with insight about a profession that is slowly being transformed. She notes the success of women…    
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/13/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction
Women take the field
The power of gynaecology
As a fish out of water: Women in surgery
Inside medicine: The physician specialties
The unconscious of medicine: Anaesthesia and psychiatry
The subalterns of general practice
Nursing a grievance: Doctor-nurse relations
Doctors and the women's health movement
Conclusion