Sympathy and Science

Sympathy and Science : Women Physicians in American Medicine

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The book deals primarily with the role of women physicians in American society, from the first 19th century figures to the present day. Morantz-Sanchez discusses the reasons for the lack of women doctors throughout the 20th Century until the 1960s and describes the changed conditions in recent years, when over a third of all medical school students are women. This is a broad social and institutional history of an important aspect of women's history in America.show more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0195049853
  • 9780195049855

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"A rich and convincing history of the entrance of women into the medical profession and of their struggle to become meaningful members of that community."--Journal of the History of Medicine"Finely written, comprehensive....Morantz-Sanchez skillfully integrates both the history of medicine and American social history into her discussions as she tells the story of women in medicine from colonial times to the present."--North Carolina Historical Review"An impressive historical feat in which the themes of the 'history of women'...the history of medicine itself and the history of women in American medicine are skillfully woven."--Journal of the American Medical Association"An entertaining and edifying work...Morantz-Sanchez intelligently guides us through the intellectual landscape of the [19th century]....Sympathy and Science compares nicely with Paul Starr's excellent, Pulitzer-Prize-winning The Social Transformation of American Medicine."--Philadelphia Inquirer"This important book will be welcome and absorbing reading for anyone concerned with women or medicine today....The general reader will be fascinated by the discussion of who these women were and how they managed their lives."--San Francisco Chronicle"[Sympathy and Science] tells a good story, with anecdotes as well as generalizations and with neither exaggeration nor simplification."--The New York Times Book Review"A landmark in the field....It will have perceptible impact on feminism, on historical scholarship and on medicine itself."--The Women's Review of Books"The definitive history of women in American medicine....A first-rate, scholarly job giving credit not only to the women pioneers but also to their male colleagues."--Science Books and Films"This meticulously researched chronicle transports the reader through three centuries of American medical and social history....Far from being only a historical portrait, this work raises several issues crucial to the continuing growth of women in medicine today."--Journal of the American Medical Women's Association"A refreshing approach to the history of female physicians in American medicine."--Educational Forum "A rich and convincing history of the entrance of women into the medical profession and of their struggle to become meaningful members of that community."--Journal of the History of Medicine "Finely written, comprehensive....Morantz-Sanchez skillfully integrates both the history of medicine and American social history into her discussions as she tells the story of women in medicine from colonial times to the present."--North Carolina Historical Review "An impressive historical feat in which the themes of the 'history of women'...the history of medicine itself and the history of women in American medicine are skillfully woven."--Journal of the American Medical Association "An entertaining and edifying work...Morantz-Sanchez intelligently guides us through the intellectual landscape of the [19th century]....Sympathy and Science compares nicely with Paul Starr's excellent, Pulitzer-Prize-winning The Social Transformation of American Medicine."--Philadelphia Inquirer "This important book will be welcome and absorbing reading for anyone concerned with women or medicine today....The general reader will be fascinated by the discussion of who these women were and how they managed their lives."--San Francisco Chronicle "[Sympathy and Science] tells a good story, with anecdotes as well as generalizations and with neither exaggeration nor simplification."--The New York Times Book Review "A landmark in the field....It will have perceptible impact on feminism, on historical scholarship and on medicine itself."--The Women's Review of Books "The definitive history of women in American medicine....A first-rate, scholarly job giving credit not only to the women pioneersbut also to their male colleagues."--Science Books and Films "This meticulously researched chronicle transports the reader through three centuries of American medical and social history....Far from being only a historical portrait, this work raises several issues crucial to the continuing growth of women in medicine today."--Journal of the American Medical Women's Association "A refreshing approach to the history of female physicians in American medicine."--Educational Forum "A rich and convincing history of the entrance of women into the medical profession and of their struggle to become meaningful members of that community."--Journal of the History of Medicine "Finely written, comprehensive....Morantz-Sanchez skillfully integrates both the history of medicine and American social history into her discussions as she tells the story of women in medicine from colonial times to the present."--North Carolina Historical Review "An impressive historical feat in which the themes of the 'history of women'...the history of medicine itself and the history of women in American medicine are skillfully woven."--Journal of the American Medical Association "An entertaining and edifying work...Morantz-Sanchez intelligently guides us through the intellectual landscape of the [19th century]....Sympathy and Science compares nicely with Paul Starr's excellent, Pulitzer-Prize-winning The Social Transformation of American Medicine."--Philadelphia Inquirer "This important book will be welcome and absorbing reading for anyone concerned with women or medicine today....The general reader will be fascinated by the discussion of who these women were and how they managed their lives."--San Francisco Chronicle "[Sympathy and Science] tells a good story, with anecdotes as well as generalizations and with neither exaggeration nor simplification."--The New York Times Book Review "A landmark in the field....It will have perceptible impact on feminism, on historical scholarship and on medicine itself."--The Women's Review of Books "The definitive history of women in American medicine....A first-rate, scholarly jobgiving credit not only to the women pioneers but also to their male colleagues."--Science Books and Films "This meticulously researched chronicle transports the reader through three centuries of American medical and social history....Far from being only a historical portrait, this work raises several issues crucial to the continuing growth of women in medicine today."--Journal of the American Medical Women's Association "A refreshing approach to the history of female physicians in American medicine."--Educational Forum "A rich and convincing history of the entrance of women into the medical profession and of their struggle to become meaningful members of that community."--Journal of the History of Medicine"Finely written, comprehensive....Morantz-Sanchez skillfully integrates both the history of medicine and American social history into her discussions as she tells the story of women in medicine from colonial times to the present."--North Carolina Historical Review"An impressive historical feat in which the themes of the 'history of women'...the history of medicine itself and the history of women in American medicine are skillfully woven."--Journal of the American Medical Association"An entertaining and edifying work...Morantz-Sanchez intelligently guides us through the intellectual landscape of the [19th century]....Sympathy and Science compares nicely with Paul Starr's excellent, Pulitzer-Prize-winning The Social Transformation of American Medicine."--Philadelphia Inquirer"This important book will be welcome and absorbing reading for anyone concerned with women or medicine today....The general reader will be fascinated by the discussion of who these women were and how they managed their lives."--San Francisco Chronicle"[Sympathy and Science] tells a good story, with anecdotes as well as generalizations and with neither exaggeration nor simplification."--The New York Times Book Review"A landmark in the field....It will have perceptible impact on feminism, on historical scholarship and on medicine itself."--The Women's Review of Books"The definitive history of women in American medicine....A first-rate, scholarly job giving credit not only to the women pioneers but alsoto their male colleagues."--Science Books and Films"This meticulously researched chronicle transports the reader through three centuries of American medical and social history....Far from being only a historical portrait, this work raises several issues crucial to the continuing growth of women in medicine today."--Journal of the American MedicalWomen's Association"A refreshing approach to the history of female physicians in American medicine."--Educational Forumshow more

About Regina Morantz-Sanchez

About the Author: Regina Markell Morantz-Sanchez is Associate Professor of History at the University of Kansas and author of In Her Own Words: Oral Histories of Women Physicians.show more

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