Who is the Nurse? Rethinking the History of Gender and Medicine

Connolly, Cynthia; Rogers, Naomi
September 2005
OAH Magazine of History;Sep2005, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p45
Academic Journal
The article discusses the gender of nurse and physician in the evolution of medicine. It explains that numbers of women in medical courses today are increasing, breaking the hierarchy of gender that nurses comprised only for women and doctors were for men. It introduces the comparison of male and female nurses as well as the society's gendered role of expectation in the students point of view. It reveals that equality of sexes and equal opportunity in acquiring profession in medicine are contemporarily practiced by subjugating the division of labor.


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