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ARCHIVES TALK Medical Bondage Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology

In Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology, Associate Professor of History at Queens College, CUNY, Deirdre Cooper Owens examines a wide range of scientific literature and communications in which gynecologists created and disseminated medical fictions about their patients, such as their belief that black enslaved women could withstand pain better than white “ladies.” Even as they were advancing medicine, these doctors were legitimizing, for decades to come, groundless theories related to whiteness and blackness, men and women, and the inferiority of other races or nationalities.

This Archives Talk is brought to you by UCSF Archives & Special Collections. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided while supply lasts.

Monday, December 10, 2018
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Lange Room - 5th Floor
  Archives and Special Collections  

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