Women have always been healers, and medicine has always been an arena of struggle between female practitioners and male professionals. This audiozine explores two important phases in the male takeover of health care: the suppression of witches in medieval Europe and the rise of the male medical profession in the United States. The authors conclude that despite efforts to exclude them, the resurgence of women as healers should be a long-range goal of the women’s movement.
Originally published in 1973 this text offers a good breif analysis of the history of patriarchy as it relates to the medical establishment. It does however have some blind spots with regard to euro-centrism and intersectionality.
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