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Witches, Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women Healers

Witches, Midwives and Nurses Barbara Ehrenreich,Deirdre English The Feminist Press 1973 Witches, Midwives, &┬áNurses, first published by the Feminist Press in 1973, is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunters. In this new edition, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English have written an entirely new chapter…

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Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness

Complaints and Disorders:The Sexual Politics ofSickness Barbara Ehrenreich,Deirdre English The Feminist Press 1973 In this exciting sequel to their underground bestseller, Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English document the tradition of American sexism in medicine before and after the turn of the century. Citing vivid examples, including numerous “treatments” and “rest cures”…