EHRENREICH, Barbara and ENGLISH, Deidre
Witches, Midwives and Nurses
Oyster Bay, Glass Mountain, ca. 1971-2. An early book by Ehrenreich, feminist and activist, and author of Nickel and Dimed, This Land is Their Land and Natural Causes, among others; this is the first of her three collaborations with English. Issued as the first Glass Mountain Pamphlet, this "history of women healers" traces how health care became a male profession, in which, "Our subservience is reinforced by our ignorance, and our ignorance is enforced." This is the first edition, printed by Red Ink, and predating the Feminist Press edition of 1973. Near fine in stapled wrappers and with a Feminist Press rubber stamp on the rear cover. An early critique of the health care system from a feminist perspective by these two writers, whose two other books were also on issues of women and health. [#034713] $150
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