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The Resource Women healers and physicians : climbing a long hill, Lilian R. Furst, editor

Women healers and physicians : climbing a long hill, Lilian R. Furst, editor

Label
Women healers and physicians : climbing a long hill
Title
Women healers and physicians
Title remainder
climbing a long hill
Statement of responsibility
Lilian R. Furst, editor
Title variation
Women healers & physicians
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Women have traditionally been expected to tend the sick as part of their domestic duties; yet throughout history they have faced an uphill struggle to be accepted as healers outside the household. In this provocative anthology, twelve essays by historians and literary scholars explore the work of women as healers and physicians. The essays range across centuries, nations, and cultures to focus on the ideological and practical obstacles women have faced in the world of medicine. Each examines the situation of women healers in a particular time and place through cases that are emblematic of large
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Furst, Lilian R.
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  • Women in medicine
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Women in medicine
Label
Women healers and physicians : climbing a long hill, Lilian R. Furst, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART 1: BETWEEN MAGIC AND MEDICINE; 1. Medieval German Women and the Power of Healing; 2. Between Magic and Medicine: Medieval Images of the Woman Healer; 3. Women, Medicine, and the Law in Boccaccio's Decameron; 4. Women Healers and the Power to Disease in Late Medieval Spain; 5. Where Have You Gone, Margaret Kennix?: Seeking the Tradition of Healing Women in English Renaissance Drama; 6. The Blues, Healing, and Cultural Representation in Contemporary African-American Women's Literature
  • PART 2: THE EMERGENCE OF PROFESSIONALISM7. Women Doctors in Greece, Rome, and the Byzantine Empire; Terminology; Status and Training; Practice; Metrodora; SOURCES; 8. They Met in Zurich: Nineteenth-Century German and Russian Women Physicians; The First Woman Medical Graduate of the University of Zurich; Remembering the Russian Women Medical Students; German Feminists Counter Arguments that Women Are Incapable of Scientific Work; Russian Reformers Attempt to Educate Medical Women in Their Own Country; Russian Medic-Midwives and Feldschers Open Career Paths for Women Doctors
  • Women Physicians Confront Oppressions in Capitalism and PatriarchyWomen Physicians as Agents for Social Change; Advocates and Supporters of Women's Medical Practices; Cultural Constructs Influencing Popular Acceptance of Women Physicians; 9. The Making of a Woman Surgeon: How Mary Dixon Jones Made a Name for Herself in Nineteenth-Century Gynecology; 10. Separatist Health: Changing Meanings of Women's Hospitals in Australia and England, c. 1870-1920; The Hospitals; A Critique of Male Medicine; Women's Philanthropy; Women's Advancement and Social Reform; Maternalism
  • 11. Halfway Up the Hill: Doctresses in Late Nineteenth-Century American Fiction12. ""Leaving the Private House"": Women Doctors in Virginia Woolf's Life and Art; Notes on Contributors; Index
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ocn900344953
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unknown
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1 online resource (286 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780813158549
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt129fhch
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900344953
Label
Women healers and physicians : climbing a long hill, Lilian R. Furst, editor
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART 1: BETWEEN MAGIC AND MEDICINE; 1. Medieval German Women and the Power of Healing; 2. Between Magic and Medicine: Medieval Images of the Woman Healer; 3. Women, Medicine, and the Law in Boccaccio's Decameron; 4. Women Healers and the Power to Disease in Late Medieval Spain; 5. Where Have You Gone, Margaret Kennix?: Seeking the Tradition of Healing Women in English Renaissance Drama; 6. The Blues, Healing, and Cultural Representation in Contemporary African-American Women's Literature
  • PART 2: THE EMERGENCE OF PROFESSIONALISM7. Women Doctors in Greece, Rome, and the Byzantine Empire; Terminology; Status and Training; Practice; Metrodora; SOURCES; 8. They Met in Zurich: Nineteenth-Century German and Russian Women Physicians; The First Woman Medical Graduate of the University of Zurich; Remembering the Russian Women Medical Students; German Feminists Counter Arguments that Women Are Incapable of Scientific Work; Russian Reformers Attempt to Educate Medical Women in Their Own Country; Russian Medic-Midwives and Feldschers Open Career Paths for Women Doctors
  • Women Physicians Confront Oppressions in Capitalism and PatriarchyWomen Physicians as Agents for Social Change; Advocates and Supporters of Women's Medical Practices; Cultural Constructs Influencing Popular Acceptance of Women Physicians; 9. The Making of a Woman Surgeon: How Mary Dixon Jones Made a Name for Herself in Nineteenth-Century Gynecology; 10. Separatist Health: Changing Meanings of Women's Hospitals in Australia and England, c. 1870-1920; The Hospitals; A Critique of Male Medicine; Women's Philanthropy; Women's Advancement and Social Reform; Maternalism
  • 11. Halfway Up the Hill: Doctresses in Late Nineteenth-Century American Fiction12. ""Leaving the Private House"": Women Doctors in Virginia Woolf's Life and Art; Notes on Contributors; Index
Control code
ocn900344953
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (286 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813158549
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt129fhch
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900344953

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