History

History

Women and therapy

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
The Feminist Therapy Support Group
Edition: 
Vol 3, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is the third of a special issue of Healthsharing on the topic of women and therapy by The Feminist Therapy Study/Support Group. Explains the roots and practice of feminist therapy. 

Thoughts on sex without science

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
B.J Richmond
Edition: 
vol 2, No. 1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is about the sexuality of women who have sex with men. Discusses The beginnings of gynecological thought and practice; A call to move from the symptoms-analysis-cure approach to a holistic approach. Encourages women to be their own experts; To think critically about their sexuality and how they feel about their bodies.

Aletta Institute for Women's History

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development

Aletta’s mission is to share knowledge and information about women’s history and women’s position in society as widely as possible and to encourage and promote further research about women and women’s history.
There are books, magazines, archives, works of music, photographs, posters, diaries, letters, all sorts of household and personal objects… and so much more about women and women’s lives. Aletta’s collection includes an extensive range of resources and materials. If we do not have what you are looking for, we can help you find it.

*website also in Dutch language.

http://www.aletta.nu/aletta/eng

Primary Telephone: 
020-6650820
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@aletta.nu
Fax Number: 
020-6655812
Street Address: 
Obiplein 4
City: 
Amsterdam
Postal/ZIP Code: 
1094 RB
Country: 
The Netherlands

The Context for Health Reform

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English
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Online
Author: 
Pat Armstrong
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
March 1999
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article looks at the international context for health reform in Canada.  The author explores how Canada has developed some unique reform strategies and adapted others to suit our particular circumstances. She argues that this is particularly the case in the areas of health promotion and gender-based analysis. But foreign influences and external pressures have seldom been absent, although the extent and nature of these have changed significantly over the years.

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Available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1550144677

A history of the breast

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Marilyn Yalom
Publisher: 
Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Explores twenty-five thousand years of ideas, images, and perceptions of the female breast-in religion, psychology, politics, society, and the arts.

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BREA.Y35 1997
ISBN 0345388941
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The history of medications for women

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Michael J. O'Dowd
Publisher: 
The Parthenon Publishing Group Inc.
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Provides an illustrated history of medications for women in all the great cultures and civilizations, from ancient times to the present.

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HISM.O36 2000
ISBN 1850700028
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Women in medicine: a celebration of their work

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Ted Grant
Sandy Carter
Publisher: 
Firefly Books
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents a photographic tribute to the dedicated professionals who represent women in many disciplines, including physicians and surgeons, midwives, nurses, technicians, therapists, physicians' assistants and researchers.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
HIST.G73 2004
ISBN 1552979067
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Fall 2005: Many of us may believe that the history of women in medicine is a recent one, dating back perhaps a few hundred years. In actuality, the first known female physicians were in Egypt as early as 1300 BCE. It would take more than three thousand years, however, before Canada would see its first female physician, Dr. Emily Howard Stowe, and about another 150 years before women would make up the majority of the workers in the health care system. Grant and Carter’s book is a celebration of these women. Through photographs we see images of women in all fields of medicine, illustrating the distance they have come and the progress they have made. The images reveal not only female physicians and surgeons, but also nurses, technologists, therapists, physicians’ assistants, researchers and volunteers, each of whom is vital and integral to a successful and well-rounded health care system.

Cleavage: technology, controversy, and the ironies of the man-made breast

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Nora Jacobson
Publisher: 
Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Piscataway, NJ

Examines the history of breast implant technology from 1895 to 1990. Looks at politics and bias in medical practice and the role of bureaucracies, corporations, and governments in establishing policy and regulating implant technology.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
BREA.J33 2000
ISBN 0813527155
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Invention of hysteria: Charcot and the photographic iconography of the Salpetriere

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Georges Didi-Huberman
Publisher: 
MIT Press
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Cambridge, MA

Demonstrates the way in which the concept of hysteria was created out of the visual representations created by Charcot.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
HIST.D53 2003
ISBN 0262042150
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, October 2004: Considered a foundational text in cultural studies since 1981, this book has recently been translated from French into English much to the delight of those eagerly awaiting its arrival. Through the analysis of infamous photographs taken by Charcot at the Salpetriere hospital for insane and incurable women during the late nineteenth century, Didi-Huberman draws parallels between the then newly emerging fields of psychology and psychoanalysis and the "hysterical" women in Charcot's photographs. Through historical exploration and the analysis of photographs, Didi-Huberman illustrates how the concept of hysteria was created out of the visual representations created by Charcot. He discovers that these photos are not objective representations, but were achieved through patient coercion. Patients were forced to perform their hysteria on command and these performances have come to represent what psychology thinks of as hysterical. This work has significant resonances in the field of women's health today, both in the construction of mental illness in women and in women's over representation in mental illness. This complex and compelling read points to the impact that historical ideas of medicine and illness still have on contemporary medicine.

Breast-feeding

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English
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Paper
Publisher: 
Health and Welfare Canada
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides a historical glimpse of the breast-feeding movement in canada.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
WOMH.N88 1988
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