Women and Health in America: Historical Readings / Edition 2

Women and Health in America: Historical Readings / Edition 2

by Judith W. Leavitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299159647

ISBN-13: 9780299159641

Pub. Date: 04/07/1999

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

In this thoroughly updated second edition, Judith Walzer Leavitt, a leading authority on the history of women's health issues, has collected thirty-five articles representing important scholarship in this once-neglected field. Timely and fascinating, this volume is organized chronologically and then by topic, covering studies of women and health in the colonial and

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In this thoroughly updated second edition, Judith Walzer Leavitt, a leading authority on the history of women's health issues, has collected thirty-five articles representing important scholarship in this once-neglected field. Timely and fascinating, this volume is organized chronologically and then by topic, covering studies of women and health in the colonial and revolutionary periods and the nineteenth century through the Civil War. The remainder of the book concentrates on the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries and addresses such controversial issues as body image and physical fitness, sexuality, fertility, abortion and birth control, childbirth and motherhood, mental illness, women's health care providers (midwives, nurses, physicians), and health reform and public health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299159641
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
04/07/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

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