Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers
Â Â Â Women have always been healers, and medicine has always been an arena of struggle between female practitioners and male professionals. This pamphlet explores two important phases in the male takeover of health care: the suppression of witches in medieval Europe and the rise of the male medical profession in the United States. The authors conclude that despite efforts to exclude them, the resurgence of women as healers should be a long-range goal of the women's movement.
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Review: Witches, Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women HealersUser Review - Oriyah Nitkin - Goodreads
Although I'm pretty well-versed in the history of obstetric care in the US, this pamphlet gave somewhat of a broader societal context and analysis of how this came to be. It's amazing to see how far ... Read full review
Review: Witches, Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women HealersUser Review - Peggy - Goodreads
This book is a MUST READ for everyone in the birthing/nursing/doula/midwife community. I met B. Ehrenreich at a book signing for Nickle and Dimed, and I brought my old battered copy of Witches ... Read full review