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From midwives to medicine : the birth of American gynecology

Author: Deborah Kuhn McGregor
Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The development of modern medical treatment of women and the related history of women's health in the mid-1800s. McGregor looks not only at the medical figures who devised and practiced the innovative therapies, but also at the history of the patient experience in the development and the professionalization of a medical specialty. In exploring the controversial career of J. Marion Sims. "the father of gynecology,"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: J Marion Sims; J Marion Sims
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Kuhn McGregor
ISBN: 0813525713 9780813525716 0813525721 9780813525723
OCLC Number: 38879167
Description: xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Deborah Kuhn McGregor.
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A social history of the origins of gynaecology and sexual surgery. It examines the development of modern medical treatment of women, looking at the figures who devised and practiced the therapies,  Read more...

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