On the first day of an emergency medicine rotation in our senior year, students were asked who had had experience placing a central line (an intravenous line placed into a major vein under the clavicle or in the neck). Most of the male students raised their hands. None of the women did. For me, it was graphic proof of inequity in teaching; the men had had the procedure taught to them, but the women had not. Teaching rounds were often, for women, a spectator sport. One friend told me how she craned her neck to watch a physician teach a minor surgical procedure to a male student; when they were done, the physician handed her his dirty gloves to discard.Review:
This book caught me up in a swirl of women's voices: old women, young women, healthy women, ill women, doctors, feminists, poets, neighbors. These are voices of indignation and anger, of love and humor, but most of all they are voices of inspiration and education. These women tell of their experiences in medical schools, in research institutions and in doctors' offices. Why is it that women are treated with disrespect, their symptoms trivialized and their normal functions treated like diseases? Why is it that almost all medical research is done on male models? And why is it that there is an appalling lack of research into "women's diseases?" Come listen to the voices of our sisters as they tell their stories and encourage us to step forward and take control of our health. -- From The WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women; review by FGP
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Book Description Peoples Medical Society, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1882606108
Book Description People's Medical Society, Allentown, PA, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Clean and tight - unused copy - BRAND NEW!!. Bookseller Inventory # 004492
Book Description Peoples Medical Society, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1882606108