Women's Health -- Missing from U.S. Medicine (Race, Gender, & Scie)

Women's Health -- Missing from U.S. Medicine (Race, Gender, & Scie)

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ISBN: 0253209242 / Publisher: Indiana University Press, December 1994

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.."". an important book for all women. It fosters an awareness that physicians may lack adequate knowledge to diagnose and treat women appropriately, and that greater attention must be paid to women's health concerns."" -- American Women in Science Magazine""This fine critical analysis and thorough literature review of androcentrism in medicine is very highly recommended... "" -- Choice.."". a timely account about the historical fact that women are the forgotten gender in health and mental health research."" -- Science Books and Film.."". Rosser's reasoned critique is quite digestable and competently frames the key issues facing medical educators charged with improving their focus on women's health."" -- Academic MedicineThe male-centered focus of clinical research has led to the inattention to and underfunding of women's diseases, the exclusion of women from experimental drug trials, and the failure to understand the health of the elderly, most of whom are female. Sue Rosser critiques male-focused medical research and health care practice and explores how medical education could make women's health and well-being share the attention of the medical profession. Read More
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