Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology

Clarissa Lowry's picture
Type: 
Event
Date: 
February 6, 2018
Location: 
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Health and Health Care

Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology

6:00 pm: Lecture with Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens

Hosted by the Program in African American History

 


Join us for our Black History Month Lecture, Medical Bondage. In her new book, Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens moves between southern plantations and northern urban centers to reveal how nineteenth-century American ideas about race, health, and status influenced doctor-patient relationships in sites of healing like slave cabins, medical colleges, and hospitals. She retells the story of black enslaved women and Irish immigrant women from the perspective of these exploited groups and restores for us a picture of their lives.

 

Contact Info: 

Clarissa Lowry

Programs & Events Coordinator