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Caring and curing [electronic resource] : historical perspectives on women and healing in Canada /
edited by Dianne Dodd and Deborah Gorham.
imprint
Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, 1994.
description
x, 218 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0776603876 :
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, 1994.
isbn
0776603876 :
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
7856403
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
This collection of essays takes the reader from the early 19th century struggle between female midwives and male physicians right up to the late 20th century emergence of professionally trained women physicians vying for a place in the medical hierarchy. The bitter conflict for control of birthing and other aspects of domestic health care between female lay healers, particularly midwives, and the emerging male-dominated medical profession is examined from new perspectives.
Unpaid Annotation
This collection takes the reader from the early 19th century struggle between female midwives and male physicians right up to the late 20th century emergence of core professionally trained women physicians vying for a place in the medical hierarchy. The bitter conflict between women lay healers, particularly midwives, and an emerging male-dominated profession for control of birthing and other aspects of health care, is examined from new perspectives.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Helpers or Heroines? The National Council of Women, Nursing, and "Woman's Work" in Late Victorian Canadap. 17
Shifting Professional Boundaries: Gender Conflict in Public Health, 1920-1925p. 49
Science and Technique: Nurses' Work in a Canadian Hospital, 1920-1939p. 71
"Larger Fish to Catch Here than Midwives": Midwifery and the Medical Profession in Nineteenth-Century Ontariop. 103
Helen MacMurchy: Popular Midwifery and Maternity Services for Canadian Pioneer Womenp. 135
Care of Mothers and Infants in Montreal between the Wars: The Visiting Nurses of Metropolitan Life, Les Gouttes de lait, and Assistance maternellep. 163
"No Longer an Invisible Minority": Women Physicians and Medical Practice in Late Twentieth-Century North Americap. 183
Indexp. 213
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