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Witches, Midwives and Nurses a History of Women Healers A6


A reprint of this classic text by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English. Active Publishing 2020

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A new pocket book version of this popular feminist analysis from 1973 of the witch hunts.

Women have always been healers. They were the unlicensed doctors and anatomists of western history. They were abortionists, nurses and counsellors. They were pharmacists, cultivating healing herbs and exchanging the secrets of their uses. They were midwives, travelling from home to home and village to village. For centuries women were doctors without degrees, barred from books and lectures, learning from each other, and passing on experience from neighbor to neighbor and mother to daughter. They were called “wise women” by the people, witches or charlatans by the authorities. Medicine is part of our heritage as women, our history, our birthright.

Printed in Croatia April 2020.

ISBN 978-1-909798-09-0

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Weight 0.047000 kg