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Book Review: The Cure for Women

The Cure for Women: Dr. Mary Putnam Jacobi and the Challenge to Victorian Medicine That Changed Women's Lives ForeverThe Cure for Women: Dr. Mary Putnam Jacobi and the Challenge to Victorian Medicine That Changed Women’s Lives Forever by Lydia Reeder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m not sure what I was expecting from this book, but what I got was an extensive reference guide that shed a massive amount of light on the plight of women wishing to join the medical profession in the Victorian era. As the stories of the struggles of individual notable women were told, we learn a lot about what it was like to be a female in need of medical help back then, as well.

It was a lot of information to take in, but treated as a reference book to be returned to again and again, “The Cure for Women” should find a home on the bookshelves of everyone from historians to authors to medical students and professionals to feminists and perhaps most importantly, men. Everyone can learn from the past and this is important history.

My thanks to Lydia Reeder, St. Martin’s Press, and NetGalley for allowing me to read a digital advance review copy of this book. This review is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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Lori Alden Holuta lives between the cornfields of Mid-Michigan, where she grows vegetables and herbs when she’s not writing, editing, or playing games with a cat named Chives.

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