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1. Introduction; 2. Women take the field; 3. The power of gynaecology; 4. As a fish out of water: women in surgery; 5. Inside medicine: the physician specialties; 6. The unconscious of medicine: anaesthesia and psychiatry; 7. The subalterns of general practice; 8. Nursing a grievance: doctor-nurse relations; 9. Doctors and the women's health movement; 10. Conclusion.

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This insightful 1998 book uses the experiences of women doctors to explore whether they make a difference.


'This admirable study is informed by a theoretical underpinning, but its real strength lies in its fresh research, its feel for the pulse of the present, its crisp prose, and Pringle's bold refusal to bow to the old cliches. Sex and Medicine is essential reading for anyone concerned with where the medical profession is going'. The Times Higher Education Supplement '... important and valuable contribution to our understanding of the ways in which a gendered health care division of labour has developed.' Medical History

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