Ehrenreich, Barbara.

For her own good : 150 years of the experts' advice to women / Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English. - Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Books, 1979, c1978. - xiv, 369 p. ; 18 cm. - The Anchor library of women's studies . - Anchor library of women's studies. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The romantic solution -- The rise of the experts -- Witches, healers, and gentleman doctors -- Science and the ascent of the experts -- The reign of the experts -- The sexual politics of sickness -- Microbes and the manufacture of housework -- The century of the child -- Motherhood as pathology -- The fall of the experts -- From mashochistic motherhood to the sexual marketplace -- Afterword: the end of the romance.

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Women--Social conditions.--United States
Maternal and infant welfare--History.--United States
Women's health services--Social aspects--History.--United States
Medical ethics--History.--United States
Women's rights--History.--United States

HQ1426 / .E38 1979