Hospital with a Heart: Woman Doctors and the Paradox of Separatism at the New England Hospital, 1862-1969
1984·Ithaca and London
by Drachman, Virginia G.
258 pp. "...examines the dilemma that confronted nineteenth- and twentieth-century women doctors as they sought to preserve their all-women's institutions and to succeed in the male-dominated medical profession. It is at once women's history, medical history, institutional history, and a study of the impact of professionalization on women. This book tells the story of one of the most important all-women's hospitals in America, the New England Hospital for Women and Children. From its founding, the hospital provided women doctors with professional opportunities apart from men; eventually all-male medical institutions admitted women. The result, Drachman demonstrates, was a paradox: Separatism originally laid the path to equality for women in medicine, but integration gradually afforded a competing route to professional equality, challing the separtist traditions of women doctors. By the turn of the century, the New England Hospital confronted its most formidable challenge: the opportunities of integration."Keywords: MEDICAL MEDICINE WOMEN STUDIES WOMAN DOCTORS SEPARATISM NEW ENGLAND HOSPITAL AMERICAN HISTORY WOMENS MOVEMENT FIRST EDITION First edition. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1984. First Edition. Collectible; Like New/Very Good. (Inventory #: 2197334)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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