Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology [PODCAST]

In her book, Medical Bondage, Queens College, CUNY professor Deidre Cooper Owens moves between southern plantations and northern urban centers to reveal how nineteenth-century American ideas about race, health, and status influenced doctor-patient relationships in sites of healing like slave cabins, medical colleges, and hospitals. It also retells the story of black enslaved women and of Irish immigrant women from the perspective of these exploited groups and thus restores for us a picture of their lives.

Courtesy of David Morse

 

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