Book Reviews of Conduct Unbecoming a Woman: Medicine on Trial in Turn-Of-The-Century Brooklyn

Conduct Unbecoming a Woman: Medicine on Trial in Turn-Of-The-Century Brooklyn
Conduct Unbecoming a Woman Medicine on Trial in Turn-Of-The-Century Brooklyn
Author: Regina Morantz-Sanchez
ISBN-13: 9780195139280
ISBN-10: 0195139283
Publication Date: 10/9/2000
Pages: 308
Rating:
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2 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Book Type: Paperback
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For a fascinating subject, the book reads like the first draft of a dissertation that needs the steady hand of a good advisor. If you can look past the author's pendantic points, there's a good story, but I wanted less dropping of names and more understanding of the people, especially Dr. Dixon Jones; one does not come to know her as a person, only a persona. I took a lot away historically, but the reader and psychologist in me wanted much more. Still, it's a good read if you like medical history and are interested in medicine and gender dynamics. It's worth the couple of hours I spent reading it.