OWENS, Dierdre Cooper
Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2017.
"The accomplishments of pioneering doctors such as John Peter Mettauer, James Marion Sims, and Nathan Bozeman are well documented. It is also no secret that these nineteenth-century gynecologists performed experimental caesarean sections, ovariotomies, and obstetric fistulae repairs primarily on poor and powerless women. Medical Bondage breaks new ground by exploring how and why physicians denied these women their full humanity yet valued them as “medical superbodies” highly suited for medical experimentation.
Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -