The Inhospitable Hospital: Gender and Professionalism in Civil War Medicine

@article{Schultz1992TheIH,
  title={The Inhospitable Hospital: Gender and Professionalism in Civil War Medicine},
  author={Jane E. Schultz},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  year={1992},
  volume={17},
  pages={363 - 392}
}
  • J. Schultz
  • Published 1 January 1992
  • History
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
^A M E R I CA N W O M E N were enthusiastic in their support of medical efforts during the Civil War. They used their homes, schools, and churches as manufactories for medical and sanitary supplies distributed by benevolent organizations. Although the majority of women stayed at home to farm or look after business interests, a sizable number went to work outside of the home in order to support families left indigent by the absence of male breadwinners who had become soldiers.1 Of those who left… 
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