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This collection of essays takes the reader from the early 19th century struggle between female midwives and male physicians right up to the late 20th century emergence of professionally trained women physicians vying for a place in the medical hierarchy. The bitter conflict for control of birthing and other aspects of domestic health care between female lay healers, particularly midwives, and the emerging male-dominated medical profession is examined from new perspectives.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Chapter 1 Introduction
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Chapter 2 Helpers or Heroines? The National Council of Women, Nursing, and "Woman's Work" in Late Victorian Canada
  2. pp. 17-48
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  1. Chapter 3 Shifting Professional Boundaries: Gender Conflict in Public Health, 1920–1925
  2. pp. 49-70
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  1. Chapter 4 Science and Technique: Nurses' Work in a Canadian Hospital, 1920–1939
  2. pp. 71-102
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  1. Chapter 5 "Larger Fish to Catch Here than Midwives": Midwifery and the Medical Profession in Nineteenth-Century Ontario
  2. pp. 103-134
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  1. Chapter 6 Helen MacMurchy: Popular Midwifery and Maternity Services for Canadian Pioneer Women
  2. pp. 135-162
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  1. Chapter 7 Care of Mothers and Infants in Montreal between the Wars: The Visiting Nurses of Metropolitan Life, Les Gouttes de lait, and Assistance maternelle
  2. pp. 163-182
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  1. Chapter 8 "No Longer an Invisible Minority": Women Physicians and Medical Practice in Late Twentieth-Century North America
  2. pp. 183-212
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 213-218
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780776615592
Print ISBN
9780776603872
MARC Record
OCLC
243500930
Pages
218
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Y
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