Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology
Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology3,25 8 5 Scritto da: Deirdre Cooper Owens Letto da: Allyson Johnson
In Medical Bondage, Cooper Owens examines a wide range of scientific literature and less formal communications in which gynecologists created and disseminated medical fictions about their patients, such as their belief that black enslaved women could withstand pain better than white "ladies." Even as they were advancing medicine, these doctors were legitimizing, for decades to come, groundless theories related to whiteness and blackness, men and women, and the inferiority of other races or nationalities.
Medical Bondage moves between southern plantations and northern urban centers to reveal how nineteenth-century American ideas about race, health, and status influenced doctor-patient relationships in sites of healing like slave cabins, medical colleges, and hospitals.
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Durata: 5H 39Min