Women Under the Knife: A History of Surgery

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Hutchinson Radius, Jan 1, 1991 - Generative organs, Female - 289 pages

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Book received from NetGalley. This book goes into how women have been treated historically by doctors. The start of medical science treating women's illness as hysteria and imagination. It shows how ... Read full review

WOMEN UNDER THE KNIFE: A History of Surgery

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British psychiatrist Dally (Understanding, 1979, etc.) offers a refreshingly evenhanded history of the development of gynecological science in the 19th and 20th centuries—a process, she says, that ... Read full review


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Ann Dally was the first woman to study medicine at St Thomas' Hospital, London. As a doctor she was first a general practioner then a psychiatrist. After retiring, she studied for a doctorate at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, and then became an Honarary Research Fellow to the Anatomy Dept of University College, London. This is her 13th published book: her titles include Women Under the Knife; Inventing Motherhood; and The Intelligent Person's Guide to Modern Medicine.

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