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From antiquity to the present, women have been persecuted. In history, women midwives, healers and herbalists have been burned as witches, raped and tortured for their practices. More recently, women are threatened with sexual discrimination in the medical field in more covert ways. In this book, Elisabeth Brooke highlights women healers, herbalists, and midwives and shows them in both a historical sense, as well as a medical sense.
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