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Essays on Women, Medicine and Health

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6952.489 (Published 13 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:489
  1. V V Sommeren,
  2. M Midlin

    Ann Oakley, University of Edinburgh Press, (pounds sterling) 14.95, pp 295 ISBN 0-7486-0450-2

    A jaded young housewife from Wapping Said her life was all cleaning and shopping Her husband said jokily Try reading Ann Oakley So she did and left home without stopping

    This prize winning limerick, published some years ago in the New Statesman, fetes Oakley as a radical heroine; Women, Health and Medicine, published by Edinburgh University Press last year, shows a much more comfortable relationship with the establishment. This collection of papers from the 1980s includes talks given to such …

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