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Witches, midwives & nurses : a history of women healers

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich; Deirdre English
Publisher: New York : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2010.
Series: Contemporary classics (Feminist Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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As we watch another agonizing attempt to shift the future of health care in the United States, we are reminded of the longevity of this crisis, and how firmly entrenched we are in a system that doesn't work. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, first published by The Feminist Press in 1973, is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunters. In this new edition,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ehrenreich, Barbara.
Witches, midwives, & nurses.
New York City : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, ©2010
(DLC) 2010009446
(OCoLC)551342110
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Ehrenreich; Deirdre English
ISBN: 155861690X 9781558616905
OCLC Number: 665196311
Description: 1 online resource (108 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; Bibliography; NOTES.
Series Title: Contemporary classics (Feminist Press)
Other Titles: Witches, midwives and nurses
Responsibility: Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English.

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As we watch another agonizing attempt to shift the future of health care in the United States, we are reminded of the longevity of this crisis, and how firmly entrenched we are in a system that doesn't work. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, first published by The Feminist Press in 1973, is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunters. In this new edition, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English have written an entirely new chapter that delves into the current fascination with and controversies about witches, exposing our fears and fan.

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