Witches, Midwives & Nurses

A History of Women Healers

First published in 1973, this short pamphlet outlines the ways in which the medical establishment intentionally excluded women, disparaged their experience as healers, and created generations of women ignorant of the workings of their bodies and disempowered from their own care. This new edition includes an introduction that explores how the book was transmitted through the women’s movement, and in which the authors acknowledge where they had some things wrong. But despite the nearly fifty years that have passed since the book’s original publication, it still rings familiar and true: we’ve come a long way but still have so much further to go.