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Medical Bondage

Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology

Medical Bondage( )
Author: Cooper Owens, Deirdre
ISBN:978-0-8203-5135-3
Publication Date:Nov 2017
Publisher:University of Georgia Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $48.95
Book Description:

Examines a range of scientific literature in which gynaecologists 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 groundless theories related to whiteness and blackness, men and women, and the inferiority of other races.

Book Details
Pages:184
Detailed Subjects: Medical / Gynecology & Obstetrics
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.928 x 8.931 Inches
Book Weight:0.002 Pounds

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