Sex and Medicine: Gender, Power and Authority in the Medical Profession

Sex and Medicine: Gender, Power and Authority in the Medical Profession

by Rosemary Pringle
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521578124

ISBN-13: 9780521578127

Pub. Date: 06/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book asks whether women doctors make a difference. Based on an extensive survey of general practioners and specialists in Australia and the UK, the book evokes the culture of contemporary medicine by describing the experiences of doctors themselves. Pringle employs a distinctive theoretical approach, but writes accessibly and with insight about a profession that

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This book asks whether women doctors make a difference. Based on an extensive survey of general practioners and specialists in Australia and the UK, the book evokes the culture of contemporary medicine by describing the experiences of doctors themselves. Pringle employs a distinctive theoretical approach, but writes accessibly and with insight about a profession that is slowly being transformed--partly due to pressure from the increasing number of women doctors. This original and important work contains new visions for medical practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521578127
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Women take the field; 3. The power of gynaecology; 4. As a fish out of water: women in surgery; 5. Inside medicine: the physician specialties; 6. The unconscious of medicine: anaesthesia and psychiatry; 7. The subalterns of general practice; 8. Nursing a grievance: doctor-nurse relations; 9. Doctors and the women's health movement; 10. Conclusion.

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