Authorized to heal : gender, class, and the transformation of medicine in Appalachia, 1880-1930 / Sandra Lee Barney.

In this text, the author examines the transformation of medical care in Central Appalachia during the Progressive Era and analyzes the influence of women volunteers in promoting the acceptance of professional medicine in the region.

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Main Author: Barney, Sandra.
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000.
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Table of Contents:
  • Ch. 1. Bringing modern medicine to the mountains
  • Ch. 2. Physicians and the quest for professional identity
  • Ch. 3. What the Women's Clubs can do
  • Ch. 4. Women, health care, and the community
  • Ch. 5. Limiting public health.