For Her Own Good: 150 Years of the Experts' Advice to Women

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Anchor Books, 1979 - Maternal and infant welfare - 369 pages
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Not exactly an 'easy read' but very, very interesting and enlightening on the history of the medical profession's early days in the U.S. as it relates to women's health care.
If one wants to know
how the medical profession shifted from home-grown healers to pedestal-perched exalted doctors, to the level above all other common-folk, this sheds at least a little light on the subject. 

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User Review  - Chelce Snider - Goodreads

This book was amazing. It went through a timeline of advice that, as the book shows, has done almost nothing for women, but a whole lot for men. One of the most interesting sections of this book is ... Read full review


TWO Witches Healers and Gentleman Doctors
THREE Science and the Ascent of the Experts
Mystique Medicine and the Big Money Exorcising

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About the author (1979)

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of "Blood Rites"; "The Worst Years of Our Lives"; "Fear of Falling", which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, & eight other books. A frequent contributor to Time, Harper's, Esquire, The New Republic, Mirabella, The Nation, The New York Magazine, she lives near Key West, Florida.

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.

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