Sex and Suffering: Women's Health and a Women's Hospital

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Sex and motherhood bring women great joy, but they may also bring sickness and suffering. In this book Janet McCalman provides a vivid and absorbing social history of women's health, seen through the work of Australia's oldest women's hospital--the Royal Women's Hospital at Melbourne. Drawing on the hospital's patient records from the 1850s to the 1930s, McCalman vividly recreates the lives of patients and the daily work of the hospital. She follows doctors, nurses, and patients through times of economic expansion and ...

Sex and Suffering: Women's Health and a Women's Hospital 1999, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801862267

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