Sympathy and Science: Women Physicians in American Medicine / Edition 1

Sympathy and Science: Women Physicians in American Medicine / Edition 1

by Regina Morantz-Sanchez
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The University of North Carolina Press
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Sympathy and Science: Women Physicians in American Medicine / Edition 1

When first published in 1985, Sympathy and Science was hailed as a groundbreaking study of women in medicine. It remains the most comprehensive history of American women physicians available. Tracing the participation of women in the medical profession from the colonial period to the present, Regina Morantz-Sanchez examines women's roles as nurses, midwives, and practitioners of folk medicine in early America; recounts their successful struggles in the nineteenth century to enter medical schools and found their own institutions and organizations; and follows female physicians into the twentieth century, exploring their efforts to sustain significant and rewarding professional lives without sacrificing the other privileges and opportunities of womanhood.

In a new preface, the author surveys recent scholarship and comments on the changing world of women in medicine over the past two decades. Despite extraordinary advances, she concludes, women physicians continue to grapple with many of the issues that troubled their predecessors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807848906
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 08/28/2000
Edition description: 1
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Chapter 1: Colonial Beginnings: Public Men and Private Women 8
Chapter 2: The Middle-Class Woman Finds Health Reform 28
Chapter 3: Bringing Science into the Home: Women Enter the Medical Profession 47
Chapter 4: Separate but Equal: Medical Education for Women in the Nineteenth Century 64
Chapter 5: Women and the Profession: The Doctor as a Lady 90
Chapter 6: The Woman Professional: The Lady as a Doctor 144
Chapter 7: Science, Morality, and Women Doctors: Mary Putnam Jacobi and Elizabeth Blackwell as Representative Types 184
Chapter 8: Doctors and Patients: Gender and Medical Treatment in Nineteenth-Century America 203
Chapter 9: Hopes Unfulfilled: Women Physicians and the Social Transformation of American Medicine 232
Chapter 10: The Emergence of Social Medicine: Women's Work in the Profession 266
Chapter 11: Integration in Name Only 312
Chapter 12
Quo Vadis? 351
Appendix: Notes on Methodology 363
Bibliography 369
Notes 379
Index 449

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