Women, Health and Nation: Canada and the United States since 1945

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $8.77   
  • New (1) from $70.43   
  • Used (4) from $8.77   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by
Sending request ...

More About This Book

Product Details

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
1 Comparative Perspectives on Canadian and American Women's Health Care since 1945 15
2 "An Illness of Nine Months' Duration": Pregnancy and Thalidomide Use in Canada and the United States 45
3 "A Kind of Genetic Social Work": Sheldon Reed and the Origins of Genetic Counselling 67
4 Marty Mann's Crusade and the Gendering of Alcohol Addiction 84
5 Marketing Menopause: Science and the Public Relations of Premarin 101
6 On the Cutting Edge: Science and Obstetrical Practice in a Women's Hospital, 1945-1960 123
7 Mission to Mothers: Nuns, Latino Families, and the Founding of Sante Fe's Catholic Maternity Institute 144
8 "Midwife Preferred": Maternity Care in Outpost Nursing Stations in Northern Canada, 1945-1988 161
9 Pursuing Conception: A Physician's Experience with In Vitro Fertilization 189
10 "Guides to Womanhood": Gynaecology and Adolescent Sexuality in the Post-Second World War Era 199
11 Nursing and Colonization: The Work of Indian Health Service Nurses in Manitoba, 1945-1970 223
12 Race, the State, and Caribbean Immigrant Nurses, 1950-1962 247
13 Women's Work in Eclipse: Nuns in Quebec Hospitals, 1940-1980 264
14 Scenes from the Psychiatric Hospital 292
15 Subcutaneous Scars: A Black Physician Shares What It Feels Like to Be on the Receiving End of Racial Prejudice, despite a Successful Career 305
16 Writing as Activism: Three Women's Health Documents Show Me a Gynaecologist and I'll Show You a Male Chauvinist (Even If She's a Woman) (1973) 314
(Not Just) Another Day at the Gynecologist (1983) 322
Mom's Secret: She Was One of the Lucky Ones - A Survivor: But No One Was Ever to Know (1998) 324
17 Nursing the Dying in Post-Second World War Canada and the United States 330
18 Crossing the Border for Abortions: California Activists, Mexican Clinics, and the Creation of a Feminist Health Agency in the 1960s 355
19 Policing "Pregnant Pilgrims": Situating the Sterilization Abuse of Mexican-Origin Women in Los Angeles County 379
20 Thinking through the Body and the Body Politic: Feminism, History, and Health-Care Policy in the United States 404
Contributors 421
Index 425
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)