Freedom Press

Witches, Midwives & Nurses a History of Women Healers


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A reprint of this classic text by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English.

This new pocket book version is of the popular feminist analysis from 1973 of the witch hunts.

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. They were called “wise women” by the people, witches or charlatans by the authorities. Medicine is part of our heritage as women, our history, our birthright.

Active Publishing
Printed in Croatia
April 2020
A6 Pocketbook
ISBN 9781909798090


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