Barker-Benfield, G. J.
The Horrors of the Half-Known Life. Male Attitudes Toward Women and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century America.
Caution - exposes some unpleasant aspects of 19th c surgery. Author argues attitudes diminishing the place of women grew out of separation of the sexes, a development of American culture. NY: Harper & Row, 1976. 352 pages, Hb, dj. USED. $10.000-06-010224-1