Female Doctors and Midwives in China Bibliography May 1996

Query From Amy Thomas thomas@nicco.sscnet.ucla.edu 21 May 1996

I'm a graduate student in Chinese history at UCLA, and I'm currently interested in female doctors and their involvement in the movement for the professionalism of midwifery in early twentieth century China. While I'm familiar with the general 'gender and 'science' literature, and have read Laquer, Braidotti, and Ehrenreich/English, I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good review of the Europeanist/Americanist literature on midwives and female doctors? It would give me a good head start into a literature review and I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.


Abram, Ruth, ed Send Us A Lady Physician: Women Doctors in America, 1835-1920 (NY, Norton, 1985)

Apple, Rima, ed Women, Health and Medicine in America: A Historical Handbook

Donegan, Jane B. Women and Men Midwives

Donnison, Jean Midwives and Medical Men

Korbin, Frances E. "The American Midwife Controversy," Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 40, July-Aug. 1966(a little old)

Lioff, Judy Barrett American Midwives, 1860 to the Present

Shorter, Edward A History of Women's Bodies Basic Book, 1982

Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher, ed A Midwife's Tale

Walzer-Leavitt, Judith Brought to Bed

"Science Enters the Birthing Room", The Journal of American History, 70 (Sept.,1983)

Wertz, Richard and Dorothy Lying-In

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