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Week 5 Notes

by: Hannah Millirons

Week 5 Notes AMST 203

Hannah Millirons

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These notes cover less of the readings and more names of important people that Prof. Scholnick mentioned in class.
Medicine in America
Robert J. Scholnick
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Hannah Millirons on Sunday October 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to AMST 203 at College of William and Mary taught by Robert J. Scholnick in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 35 views. For similar materials see Medicine in America in American Studies at College of William and Mary.


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Date Created: 10/02/16
Hannah Millirons Medicine in America September 27, 2016 Week 5 Notes  Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi o Did a study to find out what actually happened during women’s menstrual cycles  Emily Blackwell o Played in roll in making sure women were equally represented in medical school o Third woman to attend medical school  Elizabeth Blackwell (1821­1910) o Started an infirmary for women with her sister o First woman to attend medical school­ Geneva Medical School o First woman to become a physician  Margaret Fuller (1810­1850) o Published magazine called The Dial o Transcendentalist  o Wrote Women in the 19  Century o Wrote for the Tribune o Wrote about the Italian revolution against the Austrians  Horace Greeley o Editor of the Tribune o Pushed progressive causes o Brought Margaret Fuller to write for him  Walter Channing o Harvard medical school obstetrician that said women should not be midwives o If women were allowed in dissecting room, they would lose their womanly  qualities  Mary Walsh  o Said men in 19  century experienced anxiety about female sexuality because it  threatened their control over women  Marie Zakrzewska o Immigrant from Poland who Elizabeth encouraged to get her medical education  Harriet Kezia Hunt (1805­1875) o Established her own medical practice in 1835 o Applied to Harvard and the governing corporation said no o Earned respect in Boston for continuing to push for her degree and women’s  rights  Sarah Josephine Baker (1873­1945) o Physician and public health administrator o Went to Women’s Medical College of NY o Worked for NYC Public Health Department Bureau of Child Hygiene  Developed a new form of public health  Developed training opportunities for midwives and significantly reduced  mortality rates   Set up training sessions for young girls to care for young children while  their parents were working  Retired in 1923 and NYC had the lowest infant mortality rate in the entire  world o Feminist with ties to Heterodoxy club in 1912  Wore suits and neckties and was an active suffragette  Women are going to medical school at the same time that the women’s rights movement  is starting up   Women are the connecting link between the scientific medical sphere and the domestic  side  Gillman o Yellow Wallpaper shows the misunderstanding of mental illness at the time  period and the gender relationships  Regression into the break down state was made worse by the treatment  that they gave her or lack thereof o The husband doesn’t show his emotions and the wife does, which shows how men are thought to not show emotion o Patient’s emotions and thoughts were repressed and were not taken into  consideration when being treated o Female hysteria as a diagnosis  In order to gain closer relationships, women who weren’t married started living with  other women to gain friendships and also sometimes romantic relationships 


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