Women and Modern Medicine

Women and Modern Medicine

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Modernising scientific medicine emerged in the nineteenth century as an increasingly powerful agent of change in a context of complex social developments. Women's lives and expectations in particular underwent a transformation in the years after 1870 as education, employment opportunities and political involvement extended their personal and gender horizons. For women, medicine came to offer not just treatment in the event of illness but the possibilities of participation in medical practise, of shaping social policies and political understandings, and of altering the biological imperatives of their bodies. The essays in this collection explore various ways in which women responded to these challenges and opportunities and sought to use the power of modernising Western medicine to further their individual and gender interests.98 Besam, Annie 130 Bicketdyke, Maty Ann 60 Bielhy, Edith 26 Bigelow, Jacoh 12 Bigland, P 133 hitth comrol 127-44 iee also ... 142-3 eugenic 134, 135-6, 137 ftee advice 143 medical joutnals 127-8 stetilization 129 manuals 130, 132, 137-8 anbsp;...

Title:Women and Modern Medicine
Author:Lawrence I. Conrad, Anne Hardy
Publisher:Rodopi - 2001-01-01


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