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Women and Health in America, 2nd Ed.: Historical Readings
by Judith W. Leavitt
University of Wisconsin Press, 1999
Paper: 978-0-299-15964-1 | Cloth: 978-0-299-15960-3
Library of Congress Classification RA778.W744 1999
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.10820973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In this thoroughly updated second edition, Judith Walzer Leavitt, a leading authority on the history of women's health issues, has collected thirty-five articles representing important scholarship in this once-neglected field. Timely and fascinating, this volume is organized chronologically and then by topic, covering studies of women and health in the colonial and revolutionary periods and the nineteenth century through the Civil War. The remainder of the book concentrates on the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries and addresses such controversial issues as body image and physical fitness, sexuality, fertility, abortion and birth control, childbirth and motherhood, mental illness, women's health care providers (midwives, nurses, physicians), and health reform and public health.

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