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It is also no secret that these nineteenth-century gynecologists performed experimental caesarean sections, ovariotomies, and obstetric fistulae repairs primarily on poor and powerless women. Medical Bondage breaks new ground by exploring how and why physicians denied these women their full humanity yet valued them as "medical superbodies" highly suited for medical experimentation. In Medical BondageCooper Owens examines a wide range of scientific literature and less formal 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.

Medical Bondage moves between southern plantations and northern urban centers to reveal how nineteenth-century American ideas about race, health, and status influenced doctor-patient relationships in sites of healing like slave cabins, medical colleges, and hospitals. It also retells the story of black enslaved women and of Irish immigrant women from the perspective of these exploited groups and thus restores for us a picture of their lives. From toAnarcha, Betsy, Lucy, and about nine other unidentified enslaved women and girls bondage moves and worked together in the slave hospital that Dr.

James Marion Sims founded for his training and for the surgical repair of his patients. He had his workers, probably enslaved, build the hospital for the treatment of enslaved women affected by vesico-vaginal fistulae, a common obstetrical condition that caused incontinence, and that It was not long before medical doctors and slave owners began to work closely to protect the reproductive health of black women who were held in bondage. Doctors developed complex relationships bondage moves slave owners, slave traders, one As many victims of rape do, bondage moves kept the tragic event hidden until her body revealed the secrets she had held on to in silence.

Their sexual exploitation, however, began before these ships reached their destination. The thousands of Irish women headed to the United States were young, alone, As a result, I had to have my cervix dilated so that my uterus would be more accessible for embryo implantation during my initial in vitro fertilization procedure. The dilation was conducted without my receiving either anesthesia or a numbing shot to ease the pain. Pain was an understatement; I had never gone through that kind of physical agony Copyright Date: Published by: University of Georgia Press.

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Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology