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Title Women, health and nation : Canada and the United States since 1945 / edited by Georgina Feldberg [and others]
Published Montréal, Que. : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (438 pages) : map
Series McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services (Hannah Institute) studies in the history of medicine, health, and society ; 16
McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services (Hannah Institute) studies in the history of medicine, health, and society ; 16
Contents Comparative perspectives on Canadian and American women's health care since 1945 / Georgina Feldberg, Molly Ladd-Taylor, Alison Li, and Kathryn McPherson -- "An illness of nine months' duration" : pregnancy and thalidomide use in Canada and the United States / Barbara Clow -- "A kind of genetic social work": Sheldon Reed and the origins of genetic counselling / Molly Ladd-Taylor -- Marty Mann's crusade and the gendering of alcohol addiction / Michelle L. McClellan -- Marketing menopause: science and the public relations of premarin / Alison Li -- On the cutting edge: science and obstetrical practice in a women's hospital, 1945-1960 -- Georgina Feldberg -- Mission to Mothers: Nuns. Latino families, and the founding of Sante Fe's Catholic Maternity Institute / Laura E. Ettinger -- "Midwife preferred" maternity care in outpost nursing stations in Northern Canada, 1945-1988 / Judith Bender Zelmanovits -- Pursuing conception: a physician's experience with In Vitro fertilization / Maureen McCall -- "Guides to womanhood": gynaecology and adolescent sexuality in the Post-Second World War Era / Heather Munro Prescott -- Nursing and colonization: the work of Indian Health Service Nurses in Manitoba, 1945-1970 / Kathryn McPherson -- Race, the State, and Caribbean Immigrant Nurses, 1950-1980 / Aline Charles -- Scenes from the psychiatric hospital / Ann Starr -- Subcutaneous scars: a black physician shares what it feels like to be on the receiving end of racial prejudice, despite a successful career / Vanessa Northington Gamble
Writing as Activism: Three women's health documents. Show me a gynecologist and I'll show you a male chauvinist (Even if she's a woman) (1973) / Michele Landsberg -- (Not just) Another day at the gynecologist (1983) / Suzanne Hyers -- Mom's secret: she was one of the lucky ones-A survivor. But No one was ever to know (1998) / Chuck Conconi -- Nursing the dying in post-Second World War Canada and the United States / Susan L. Smith and Dawn Dorothy Nickel -- Crossing the border for abortions: California activists, Mexican clinics, and the creation of a feminist health agency in the 1960s / Leslie J. Reagan -- Policing "pregnant pilgrims": situating the sterilization abuse of Mexican-Origin women in Los Angeles County / Elena R. Gutierrez -- Thinking through the body and the body politics: feminism, history, and health-care policy in the United States / Susan M. Reverby
Summary How have women in Canada and the US experienced and influenced health care since 1945? Did Canada's national health insurance system lead to fundamental differences in health care? Women, Health, and Nation examines North American women's engagement with their health systems and asks to what extent national citizenship has shaped women's health
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Women -- Health and hygiene -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Health and hygiene -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women's health services -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Women's health services -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Family Planning Services -- history.
Health Services, Indigenous -- history.
History of Nursing.
History, 20th Century.
Hospitals, Religious -- history.
Thalidomide -- history.
Women's Health -- history.
Arctic Regions.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Feldberg, Georgina D., 1956- editor
ISBN 0773570780 (electronic bk.)
9780773570788 (electronic bk.)