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Title Caring and curing : historical perspectives on women and healing in Canada / edited by Dianne Dodd and Deborah Gorham.

Publication Info. [Ottawa] : University of Ottawa Press, [1994]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 218 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Social sciences series ; 18. Canadian society
Sciences sociales. Société canadienne ; no. 18.
Social sciences (Ottawa, Ont.) ; 18.
Social sciences (Ottawa, Ont.). Canadian society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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.
Contents Introduction -- Helpers or heroines? The National Council of Women, nursing, and "woman's work" in late Victorian Canada -- Shifting Professional boundaries: gender conflict in public health, 1920-1925 -- Science and technique: nurses' work in a Canadian hospital, 1920-1939 -- "Larger fish to catch here than midwives": midwifery and the medical profession in nineteenth-century Ontario -- Helen MacMurchy: popular midwifery and maternity services for Canadian pioneer women.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (OAPEN, viewed July 12, 2016).
Language English.
Access OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks). All rights reserved.
Subject Medical care -- Canada -- History.
Women in medicine -- Canada -- History.
Soins médicaux -- Canada -- Histoire.
Femmes en médecine -- Canada -- Histoire.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies.
History of medicine.
Medicine: general issues.
Medical care. (OCoLC)fst01013753
Women in medicine. (OCoLC)fst01177924
Canada. (OCoLC)fst01204310
Health & Biological Sciences.
Medical Professional Practice.
Delivery of Health Care -- history -- Canada.
Midwifery -- history -- Canada.
Physicians, Women -- history -- Canada.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Added Author Dodd, Dianne E. (Dianne Elizabeth), 1955- editor.
Gorham, Deborah, editor.
Added Title Historical perspectives on women and healing in Canada
Other Form: Print version: Caring and curing. Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, 1994 (DLC) 95118406 (OCoLC)30511148
ISBN 9780776615592 (electronic bk.)
0776615599 (electronic bk.)
9780776603872 (paperback)
0776603876 (paperback)
Standard No. 578785

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