Intimate Adversaries

For over two years Alexandra Todd audiotaped and observed communications between gynecologists and women patients in a private practitioner's office and in a community clinic. Intimate Adversaries provides a close-up view of what takes place in medical interactions centered on reproductive care.

Intimate Adversaries
Cultural Conflict Between Doctors and Women Patients

Alexandra Dundas Todd

1989 | 174 pages | Cloth $79.95 | Paper $20.95
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Table of Contents


1-The Heart of Medicine
2-The Diseasing of Reproduction: When the Patient Is a Woman
3-"The Patient Doesn't Have Anything to Say About It"
4-Delusions in Discourse
5-Good Doctors in a Bad Model
6-Across a Crowded Room: Some Problems, Some Solutions