Caring and Curing

Caring and Curing

Historical Perspectives on Women and Healing in Canada

Edited by: Dianne Dodd, Deborah Gorham

218 Pages · 9.00x6.00 · January 1 1994

Paper ISBN: 9780776603872

PDF ISBN: 9780776615592

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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.


Caring and Curing provides a long
awaited collection of contributions
on women and health care in Canada. 

Sara Leiserson, Canadian Women Studies, Volume 17, Number 2