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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.
Review: For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to WomenUser Review - Heather - Goodreads
Though the title would more appropriately be For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of Experts' Advice to Middle and Upperclass White Women (and I think the authors would agree), this is still a great read. Really eye-opening. 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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Sexual Visions: Images of Gender in Science and Medicine Between the ...
L. J. Jordanova
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