Science Has No Sex: The Life of Marie Zakrzewska, M.D. - Studies in Social Medicine (Paperback)Arleen Marcia Tuchman (author)
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At a time when most women physicians laid claim to ""female"" qualities of care and nurturance to justify their professional choice, Zakrzewska insisted that all physicians, regardless of gender, should depend upon the rational faculties developed through training in the natural sciences. She viewed science as a democratizing tool--anyone could master science, she asserted, and therefore the doors to the elite profession of medicine should be opened to all.
Shedding light on the changes that radically transformed medicine in the late nineteenth century, Tuchman's analysis also demonstrates how Zakrzewska's activism is important to the ongoing debate over the relationship between science and sex.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 28 mm
Edition: New edition
Brings to light many of the tensions that women still face today while pursuing careers in science. . . . This biography . . . comes at a very crucial time.--New England Quarterly"
Scholarly, engaging. . . . This superb biography, arriving at a time when comparing the brains of men and women is again all the scientific rage, is a welcome addition to the long debate over sex and science.--New England Journal of Medicine
Offers a comprehensive and insightful story about nineteenth-century notions of science, medicine, and gender. . . . An important contribution to our understanding of nineteenth-century medical trends.--Canadian Journal of History
Comprehensive and meticulously researched. . . . Adds another level of complexity to the scholarship on women and medicine.--Women's History Magazine
This thoughtful, informed, and highly readable biography describes an important figure in U.S. women's history and the history of medicine.--American Historical Review
Tuchman's meticulously researched biography of Marie Zakrzewska makes a valuable contribution to the history of women in nineteenth-century American medicine. . . . The power of this biography lies in its scrupulous attention to the historical record and in Tuchman's talent for tracing intertwined stories of lives, relationships, and institutions.--Journal of American History