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Women as Healers By Hilary Bourdillon

Women as Healers
by Hilary Bourdillon

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A book looking at the important and varied role women have played in medicine as healers, midwives, nurses, doctors and campaigners, from ancient times to the present day. The author's concern is with the medical treatment and practitioners rather than with the history of medical ideas.
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Women as Healers: A History of Women and Medicine by Hilary Bourdillon

'It is helpful for a woman in difficult labour to be bathed in water whcih has been cooked in mallow, chickpeas and barley.' Trotula, Diseases of Women, Italy 11th century '[She] was a lover of the study of medicine and the practise of Alchemy. She prepared excellent medicines that did good to many.' Diary of Anne Clifford, England 17th century Until the 20th century Western people rarely saw a doctor: medical care from birth to death was provided by women in the community. Women as Healers looks at the important and varied role women have played in medicine - as healers, midwives, doctors, nurses and campaigners - from ancient times to the present day. The author also discusses women's struggle to become accepted on the same terms as men in the medical profession. Through a remarkable range of source material, some previously unpublished, the author unearths this hidden and neglected history.

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Table of Contents


Introduction; 1. Healing in the ancient world; 2. Women healers in the middle ages; 3. Healing in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries; 4. Witchcraft, magic and medicine; 5. Everyday medicine in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries; 6. Midwifery: the growing profession; 7. Smallpox: the development of inoculation; 8. Public health in the industrial age; 9. Medical care in the industrial towns; 10. Women and doctors in the 19th and 20th centuries; 11. The effects of war on medicine; 12. Women in medicine today.

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GOR001867216
Women as Healers: A History of Women and Medicine by Hilary Bourdillon
Hilary Bourdillon
Women in History
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1988-12-15
48
0521310903
9780521310901
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