Witches, Midwives, and Nurses

@inproceedings{Ehrenreich1972WitchesMA,
  title={Witches, Midwives, and Nurses},
  author={Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English},
  year={1972}
}
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… 
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