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Conduct unbecoming a woman : medicine on trial in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn

Author: Regina Markell Morantz-Sanchez
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1889, a Brooklyn newspaper, the "Daily Eagle", told a story of midnight hearses and botched operations performed by a scalpel-eager surgeon named Mary Dixon-Jones. The public outrage gave rise to two trials - one for manslaughter and one for libel - that became a late 19th-century sensation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Trials, litigation, etc
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Morantz-Sanchez, Regina Markell.
Conduct unbecoming a woman.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000
(DLC) 98029764
(DNLM)100892851
(OCoLC)39515918
Named Person: Mary Dixon Jones; Mary Amanda Dixon Jones; Mary Amanda Dixon Jones; Mary Amanda Dixon Jones; Mary Amanda Dixon Jones; Mary Amanda Dixon Jones
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Regina Markell Morantz-Sanchez
ISBN: 1423746414 9781423746416 9780199729029 0199729026 1280655186 9781280655180
OCLC Number: 666973359
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages)
Contents: 1 Saving the City from Corruption: The Eagle Launches a Campaign, 11 --
2 A City Comes of Age 35 --
3 Becoming a Surgeon 61 --
4 Gynecology Becomes a Specialty 88 --
5 Gynecology Constructs the Female Body and a Woman Doctor Responds 116 --
6 "The Lured, the Illiterate, the Credulous and the Self-Defenseless": Mary Dixon Jones and Her Patients 138 --
7 Prologue: Gynecology on Trial for Manslaughter 156 --
8 Spectacle in Brooklyn 165 --
9 Meanings 195.
Responsibility: Regina Morantz-Sanchez.

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In 1889, a Brooklyn newspaper, the "Daily Eagle", told a story of midnight hearses and botched operations performed by a scalpel-eager surgeon named Mary Dixon-Jones. The public outrage gave rise to two trials - one for manslaughter and one for libel - that became a late 19th-century sensation.

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