From the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College and other world-reknowned libraries
The History of Science, Health, and Women contains monographs and primary sources devoted to the history and lives of women involved in medicine and science.
Based on the History of Women collection, this new derivative also includes additional selections from the European Women's Periodicals and the Malthusian collections. These materials facilitate research on how the medical institution has viewed, analyzed and written about women's health and the female body. The role of midwives and nurses is also covered through numerous titles, enabling students and researchers to evaluate how these professions came into being, how women understood their roles, and how they interacted with the medical institutions upon which they depended.
The History of Women collection touches on virtually all major aspects of women's experiences. The History of Science, Health, and Women derivative provides a fascinating collection of 19th- and early 20th-century texts with books, pamphlets, reports and lectures from Europe and the United States. Look for coverage of important women's issues that address health, medical issues and scientific social movements, including:
This valuable resource will be of great interest to historians of medicine and women's studies scholars and students.
The History of Science, Health, and Women features a printed guide containing an essay written by Alice D. Dreger, Ph.D., Michigan State University, and also includes subject, author, title and reel indexes.