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Diversity Week 2021 Book Club: Medical Bondage: Home


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Welcome to the Book Club LibGuide for "Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology" by Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens.


Join members of the Weill Cornell community for a discussion about the historical inequities in women's reproductive health on April 27, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 PM. Reading the book (which is available as a free download) is encouraged but not required! The book club is hosted by the Medical Center Archives of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, Samuel J. Wood Library, and Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and is open to all members of the Tri-Institutional partnership. Registration for the book club is available here.


The book club on April 27 is intended to serve as a kick-off event for Dr. Cooper Owens's Heberden Society lecture on April 28th at 5:00 PM. Separate registration for her lecture is available here.


More information about the book club, Heberden Society lecture, and supplementary material is available through this LibGuide! 


Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens is the Linda and Charles Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine and the Director of Humanities in Medicine Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is also an Organization of American Historians’ Distinguished Lecturer, and the Director of the Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia.


Learn more about Dr. Cooper Owens by reading her bio:

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