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Medical caregiving and identity in Pennsylvania's anthracite region, 1880-2000 / Karol K. Weaver.

  • Weaver, Karol K. (Karol Kimberlee)
[2011], ©2011
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About this work


"Examines folk songs, patent medicine advertisements, oral history interviews, ghost stories, and jokes to show how over the course of the twentieth century the men and women of the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania crafted their gender and ethnic identities via the medical decisions they made"--Provided by publisher.


University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [2011], ©2011.

Physical description

187 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


The anthracite coal region -- Professional medicine in the anthracite coal region -- Mothering through medicine : the neighborhood women -- Powwowers and Pennsylvania German medicine -- Miners, masculinity, and medical self-help -- Moving from traditional medicine to biomedicine.


  • English

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    History of Medicine
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  • 9780271048789
  • 0271048786