Women and Health in America

  • Judith Walzer Leavitt
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In this second edition, Judith Walzer Leavitt has collected 35 articles representing important scholarship in this once-neglected field. Organized chronologically and then by topic, this volume covers studies of women and health in the colonial and revolutionary periods and the 19th century through the Civil War. The remainder of the book concentrates on the late 19th and 20th 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.
"This anthology may be just the prescription to cure a current deficiency disease, to supply in one place the information that has been sadly lacking in historical treatments of women as patients and practitioners." Mobius " "[Leavitt's] approach ensures that women's history will meet high standards and, in fact, raises the standards of historical scholarship." Bulletin of the History of Dentistry " "It's a pleasure, as well as useful, to have such a range of excellent work in one book." Journal of the History of Medicine " "Leavitt is to be commended for selecting pieces which highlight the major debates." Women's Review of Books " "Should be on everyone's reference shelf." Women's Studies in Indiana " "Highly recommended for everyone interested in women's health." Journal of the American Medical Women's Association " "Superb." Isis " "Should be on everyone's reference shelf." "Women's Studies in Indiana" " "Superb." "Isis" " "Should be on everyone's reference shelf."--"Women's Studies in Indiana" "Superb."--"Isis"
Uitgavejaar 1999
ISBN 9780299159641
Verschijningsdatum 31 jan. 1999
Omvang 560
Editie Second Edition
Auteur(s) Judith Walzer Leavitt
Bindwijze Paperback
Taal Engels

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