The Resource Medical bondage : race, gender, and the origins of American gynecology, Deirdre Cooper Owens

Medical bondage : race, gender, and the origins of American gynecology, Deirdre Cooper Owens

Label
Medical bondage : race, gender, and the origins of American gynecology
Title
Medical bondage
Title remainder
race, gender, and the origins of American gynecology
Statement of responsibility
Deirdre Cooper Owens
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The accomplishments of pioneering American doctors such as John Peter Mettauer, James Marion Sims, and Nathan Bozeman are well documented. It is also no secret that these nineteenth-century gynecologists performed experimental cesarean sections, ovariotomies, and obstetric fistula repairs primarily on poor and powerless women. "Medical Bondage" breaks new ground by exploring how and why physicians denied these women their full humanity yet valued them as "medical superbodies" highly suited for medical experimentation. Even as they were advancing, these doctors were legitimizing 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. -- From publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooper Owens, Deirdre Benia
Dewey number
174.2/8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RG67.U6
LC item number
C66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 J-045
  • WP 11 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gynecology
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Women slaves
  • Irish American women
Label
Medical bondage : race, gender, and the origins of American gynecology, Deirdre Cooper Owens
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. American gynecology and black lives -- The birth of American gynecology -- Black women's experiences in slavery and medicine -- Contested relations: slavery, sex, and medicine -- Irish immigrant women and American gynecology -- Historical black superbodies and the medical gaze -- Afterword
Control code
ocn981118004
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 165 pages
Isbn
9780820354750
Lccn
2017013982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99975510314
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981118004
Label
Medical bondage : race, gender, and the origins of American gynecology, Deirdre Cooper Owens
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. American gynecology and black lives -- The birth of American gynecology -- Black women's experiences in slavery and medicine -- Contested relations: slavery, sex, and medicine -- Irish immigrant women and American gynecology -- Historical black superbodies and the medical gaze -- Afterword
Control code
ocn981118004
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 165 pages
Isbn
9780820354750
Lccn
2017013982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99975510314
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981118004

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