Book is in excellent condition, showing very light shelf wear to covers only. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no other blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Staple bound, 45 pages with many - often good -- b&w illustrations, a couple showing absurdist positions ealry male gynecologists used. Noted author of Nickled and Dimed, among a great many other non-fiction works here represented in an early publicaiton as co-author.
Women have always been healers, and medicine has always been an arena of struggle between female practitioners and male professionals. This pamphlet 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.