Witches, Midwives & Nurses

Witches, Midwives & Nurses

A History of Women Healers

Book - 2010
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As we watch another agonizing attempt to shift the future of healthcare in the United States, we are reminded of the longevity of this crisis, and how firmly entrenched we are in a system that doesn't work.

Witches, Midwives, and Nurses , first published by the Feminist Press in 1973, is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunters. In this new edition, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English have written an entirely new chapter that delves into the current fascination with and controversies about witches, exposing our fears and fantasies. They build on their classic expos#65533; on the demonization of women healers and the political and economic monopolization ofmedicine. This quick history brings us up-to-date, exploring today's changing attitudes toward childbirth, alternative medicine, and modern-day witches.

Publisher: New York City : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, c2010
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781558616615
Branch Call Number: 610.82 E334w 2010
Characteristics: 108 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: English, Deirdre
Alternative Title: Witches, midwives and nurses


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