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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 - Cindy Dyson Eitelman - Goodreads
This turned out to be a dense, scholarly book. I enjoyed it immensely, but I'm not enough of an expert to comment on it. I think it's sound, quite sound. Some of the theories may lack support, but I ... 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
Limited preview - 1993