Medicine: Woman's Work

The perils and problems of the housewife have received little attention from medical researchers (who are mostly men, of course). Last week, meeting in Philadelphia, women doctors of the Medical Women's International Association gave the subject a thorough going-over in a day's discussion of "The Pathology and Hygiene of Housework."

The first trouble, reported Austria's Helene Stourzh-Anderle, is that housework is grossly underestimated: "Other members of the household often do not discover that there is a housewife until something goes wrong." Besides lack of appreciation, housewives the world over suffer from the repetitious monotony of their tasks. Britain's Dr. Dagmar C. Wilson...

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