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Bill Clayton

Bitter Bills -- The Long Struggle to Achieve Equality in Women\'s Healthcare

Bitter Bills -- The Long Struggle to Achieve Equality in Women\
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Published by Medicine at Michigan
spring 2001
Just about the time Madelon Stockwell walked onto the U-Mrncampus to become the University's first female student, a 56-yearold woman by the name of Lydia E. Pinkham was 1,000 miles to the east, throwing herbs and alcohol into a pot on her kitchen stove.rnThe year was 1870. For Madelon Stockwell and the University ofrnMichigan, it was the beginning of a new chapter in an awakening women'srnmovement. For Pinkham, a pioneer in the pursuit of women's healthrnand social rights, it was the start of a new phase in women's healthcare,rnbecause she was brewing an elixir that would become the mostrnsuccessful patent medicine of the century, and would affect women andrnwomen's healthcare in ways no one could imagine -- then or now. (Continued...) (Sidebars at end of article)
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Americana , Feminism , General , Health/Medicine , History , Humanities , Other , Popular Science , Social Sciences , Sociology , Women's Issues/Studies
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