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Explain how/why Witches, Midwives, and Nurses is an important contribution to feminist scholarship.

Students should be able to identify that Witches, Midwives, and Nurses was a significant text in establishing the field of women's studies. They should mention that such a field did not exist at the time of the book's initial publication, and that it was this text, among others, that highlighted a need for feminist scholarship in academia.

Explain how female healers were vilified by the Church in the early modern era.

Students should be able to accurately explain the Church's tenuous arguments against female healers which resulted in their frequent accusations of witchcraft. They should be able to identify how the inherent misogyny in the dogma was used to associate healing with witchcraft and the devil.

Explain the connection between the rise of American philanthropy and the dominance of male doctors in the United States.

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