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Roots of the Black Hospital Reform Movement

Vanessa Northington Gamble

in Making a Place for Ourselves: The Black Hospital Movement, 1920–1945

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078893
eISBN:
9780199853762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078893.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The origins of black hospitals and the roots of the hospital reform movement are discussed in this chapter. The analysis of the evolution of black hospitals traces back to early-19th-century American ... More


Prologue: Questioning Circumcision

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Male infant circumcision, a frequent American medical practice and surgically identical in result to Jewish ritual circumcision, is rare or uncommon in the rest of the world. Most Americans, Gentile ... More


Negotiating Religious Differences in Secular Organizations: The Case of Hospital Chapels

Wendy Cadge

in Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199938629
eISBN:
9780199980758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938629.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how religious pluralism is negotiated outside of congregations in the space of secular hospital chapels in the United States. Hospital chapels are one of many ways religion and ... More


* We Did It: Together in Delivery and Birthing Rooms

Judith Walzer Leavitt

in Make Room for Daddy: The Journey from Waiting Room to Birthing Room

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832554
eISBN:
9781469605616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887837_leavitt.11
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the bill introduced by Representative Martha Wright Griffiths in the U.S. Congress, which allows biological fathers to attend the birth of their children. Congressional ... More


Conclusion: Toward Progressive Women's Communities

Elizabeth Hayes Turner

in Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880–1920

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086881
eISBN:
9780199854578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086881.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how the progressive women's communities emerged during the Progressive Era. Galveston supplied an environment conducive to middle and upper-class women's advancement from ... More


Maximalist Medicine at Walter Reed

in War's Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226482538
eISBN:
9780226482552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226482552.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reports that rehabilitation played a role in the shaping of the modern American hospital. Leo Mayer and other like-minded rehabilitation advocates supported state medicine rather than ... More


Private Lens, Public Health: A Reluctant Physician in Nineteenth-Century America

Susan R. Holman

in Beholden: Religion, Global Health, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199827763
eISBN:
9780199345359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827763.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 explores the role of religion and private civic duty in nineteenth-century American public health efforts. The heart of the chapter tells the story of Dr. Henry Trevitt, who trained in ... More


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