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Author Cooper Owens, Deirdre Benia, 1972- author.

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

Publication Info. Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 165 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-157) and index.
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.
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Summary Medical Bondage explores how, in the nineteenth century, experimental surgeries on enslaved and laboring women enabled the rise of American gynecology as a medical specialty, and shaped our understanding of race. Merging women's, medical, and social history, the book makes Black and Irish women's lives--not just their bodies--part of an origins story of American medicine (one that has largely been told with an exclusive focus on white male historical actors).
Subject Gynecology -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Human experimentation in medicine -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Women slaves -- Medical care -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Irish American women -- Medical care -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Slavery.
Gynecology. (OCoLC)fst00949684
Human experimentation in medicine. (OCoLC)fst00963042
Gynecology -- history. https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006176Q000266
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Nontherapeutic Human Experimentation -- history. https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D033281Q000266
Racism -- history. https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D063505Q000266
African Americans -- history. https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001741Q000266
Enslaved Persons -- history. https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D063948Q000266
Vulnerable Populations. https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D035862
History, 19th Century. https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D049672
United States. https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014481
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Cooper Owens, Deirdre Benia, 1972- Medical bondage. Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2017] 9780820351353 (DLC) 2017013982 (OCoLC)981118004
ISBN 9780820351346 (electronic bk.)
0820351342 (electronic bk.)
9780820353036
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9780820351353
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0820351342 (electronic book)
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