ADAMS, Tracey L.
Title: Dentist and a Gentleman : Gender and the Rise of Dentistry in Ontario. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2000, ISBN:0802048269
Seller ID: 64837
ADAMS, Tracey L. The Dentist and a Gentleman : Gender and the Rise of Dentistry in Ontario. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (2000). First Printer. Pp. [i]-ix,,(1)-235,, + 4 p. of plates. 8vo, black cloth with giltlettering to spine. "In 'A Dentist and a Gentleman', Tracey Adams examines the historical development of dentistry as a profession in Ontario from th e late nineteenth century to the end of the First World War to explore the significance of gender, particularly masculinity, in the formation of professions. Adams makes the case that gender was an important factor in the establishment of the dental profession. At one time considered a trade, dentistry gradually evolved and attained professional status. The early dentists worked to recruit, and indeed structured the professionin such a way as to recruit, middle-class white men into the professino. Gender and class divisions were drawn upon to legitimate professional roles and claims to professinoal status; by definition, a professional was a gentleman." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Dentistry, Gender, and Profession Creation, 2. The Rise of the Dental Profession in Ontario, 3. Defining Dentistry, 4. Enforcing the Dental Ideal, 5. Professional Status, Ideology, and Gender: Dentistry1900-1918, 6. Public Health, Public Education, Public Image, 7. Gender and the Division of Dental Labour, 8. On Becoming a Dentist: Dental Students 1 903-1917, 9. Women in Dentistry. Vg in dj. 30.00