DES: a Story of Doctors Not knowing Best

Susan Bell is the author of “DES Daughters: Embodied Knowledge and the Transformation of Women’s Health Politics”

DES: A Story of Doctors Not Knowing Best
Susan E. Bell

Susan E. Bell is Professor of Sociology and A. Myrick Freeman Professor of Social Sciences at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. Her specialty is the sociology of health and illness.
For the past ten years she has worked with the Maine Humanities Council to develop and teach seminars in literature and medicine at hospitals and health centers in Maine.
She is the author of “DES Daughters: Embodied Knowledge and the Transformation of Women’s Health Politics” (Temple University Press, 2009).

” Forty years ago, the New England Journal of Medicine published an article about the synthetic estrogen DES that is now recognized as a watershed in the annals of medicine… ”

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by Susan Bell, 2 June 2011

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