Women physicians and professional ethos in nineteenth-century America / Carolyn Skinner.

Women physicians in nineteenth-century America faced a unique challenge in gaining acceptance to the medical field as it began its transformation into a professional institution. The profession had begun to increasingly insist on masculine traits as signs of competency. Not only were these traits in...

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Main Author: Skinner, Carolyn, 1977- (Author)
Format: Electronic
Published: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2014]
Series:Studies in rhetorics and feminisms.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Ethos of the Feminine Professional; 1. Debating the Character of the Woman Physician; 2. Prescribing for Society: Women Physicians' Reform Rhetoric; 3. Educating the Public: Women Physicians' Popular Health Advice; 4. Teaching Women to Talk about Sex; 5. Developing Collective Ethos in Medical Editorial Writing; 6. Revising the Physician's Ethos: Women Physicians' Medical Research; Conclusion: Toward Feminist Ethos; Notes; Works Cited; Index; Author Biography; Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms.