Anne Summers, 10 October 1991
Show More The Charge of the Parasols: Women’s Entry to the Medical Profession by Catriona Blake.
Women’s Press, 254 pp., £6.95, October 1990, 0 7043 4239 1Show More
Women under the Knife: A History of Surgery by Ann Dally.
Radius, 289 pp., £18.99, April 1991, 9780091745080Show More
The Science of Woman: Gynaecology and Gender in England, 1800-1929 by Ornella Moscucci.
Cambridge, 278 pp., £35, April 1991, 0 521 32741 5Show More
“... exploitation, inspired by greed, opportunism and, for good measure, possibly sadism and voyeurism. Catriona Blake’s The Charge of the Parasols shows that these were all live issues for the 19th-century feminists on both sides of the Atlantic who campaigned for women’s entry into the medical profession. Ann Dally and Ornella Moscucci, who discuss ...”