For Her Own Good

For Her Own Good

Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to Women

eBook - 2005
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A provocative new perspective on female history, the history of American medicine and psychology, and the history of child-rearing unlike any other.
Publisher: New York :, Anchor Books,, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780307764164
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: English, Deirdre

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ezhurbin Apr 26, 2016

While the book has a lot of historical information and analysis about the role and advice of so-called experts (medical, home economics,child raising, etc.) in women's lives, it was a little too scholarly/dry for my taste. The most interesting sections were about the evolution of the medical profession. Overall, it's a good book, but it would had been more interesting if the authors had added more anecdotes and examples, instead of just facts.

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