Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology Illustrated Edition
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- Paperback : 182 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0820354759
- ISBN-13 : 978-0820354750
- Product Dimensions : 5.9 x 0.5 x 8.9 inches
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Publisher : University of Georgia Press; Illustrated Edition (July 15, 2018)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #25,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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