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Women, health, and medicine in America : a historical handbook
Apple, Rima D. (Rima Dombrow), 1944-
Publication Information:
New York : Garland Pub., 1990.
Physical Description:
xxii, 580 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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RA564.85 .W664 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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With the history of women's health and health care the overarching theme, this compendium of critical essays should be the essential starting point for anyone pursuing research in this area. Essays cover a wide range of subjects, divided topically into five areas (with an additional pictorial section): health and disease, traditional health services, unorthodox medical care, health policy issues, and dispensers of health care. The essays, uniformly well written, provide comprehensive analytic surveys of the scholarly literature in the field. Many conclude with provocative suggestions for further exploration, and the book ends with a valuable bibliography of recent work addressing women's medical history. The volume earns its credit for the breadth of its scope and the depth of each contribution, which include L.M. Verbrugge on health and disease, J.C. Bogdan on childbirth, N. Tomes on women and mental illness, S. Poirier on reproductive health, S.E. Cayleff on women and the self-help movement, M. Ladd-Taylor on social policy, J.B. Litoff on midwives' place in the health matrix, and R. Morantz-Sanchez on women physicians. An indispensable source for anyone interested in American women's history, medical history, or social history. All libraries. -J. P. Brickman, United States Merchant Marine Academy