From Midwives to Medicine; The Birth of American Gynecology.
by MCGREGOR, Deborah Kuhn.
New Brunswick:: Rutgers University Press, 1998., 1998. 8vo. xii, 271,  pp. Illus., index. Original wrappers, in publisher's shrink wrap. Fine, as new. ISBN: 0813525721 "McGregor's account of Sims's remarkably varied career tracks his initial work as a plantation physician in the South who primarily cared for slaves. In the 1850s he moved to New York City, where he established Women's Hospital, which was frequented by "mostly Irish women as patients" (3). This endeavor was followed by his temporary sojourn during the Civil War in Europe, where he cared for European royalty. Sims's unique career played out through the social hierarchy. As is documented throughout this detailed book, social hierarchy as related to medical practice and experimentation rests at the very heart of the development of modern gynecology. The specialty of this field of medicine for women grew out of the experimental practices that Sims and his colleagues carried out on women of lower status. In order to advance the field, to attain institutional power and professional prestige, and to offer eventually more competent and less experimental care to women of means, poor women, slaves, immigrants, and women of the working class became the objects of medical experimentation carried out by Sims and his colleagues. They were the objects upon which specialty power was built." – Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, v. 25.3 p. 593. (Inventory #: MRM1582)
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