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Product Details

  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (August 28, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807848905
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807848906
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #922,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the first study to examine these events in the proper context and to connect the masculinization of medicine with two other transformations, scientific and professional. ("New York Times Book Review")

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"A landmark in the field. . . . It will have perceptible impact on feminism, on historical scholarship, and on medicine itself."--Women's Review of Books

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MrsGDJ on March 25, 2014
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Morantz-Sanchez work is a breath of fresh air when it comes to Women Studies. Although my interest has always been with women's history, particularly in the 19th century, I've always been hesitant to consider myself a "feminist" or "Women's Studies Student." The approach that Morantz-Sanchez takes in telling the history of these trailblazing women is refreshingly relevant to the time that the women lived. I was most impressed by the depiction of opposing view points of a woman's role in medicine as was seen withing the female medical community. This book is a real eye-opener to what women in the 19th century were actually capable of achieving in a time when they are often misrepresented as being utterly incapable of anything beyond maintaining a home and bearing children.
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I used this amazing book for my Extended Essay. It was invaluable in my research and provided me with other resources to look for.With its wide range covering over 200 years of American history, I was able to write on all aspects of the subject for my paper. I love this book.
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