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Terri Kapsalis

Terri Kapsalis

Terri Kapsalis is the author of "Jane Addams' Travel Medicine Kit," "The Hysterical Alphabet" and "Public Privates: Performing Gynecology from Both Ends of the Speculum."  A co-founder of Theater Oobleck and a collective member at Chicago Women's Health Center, she teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

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A Chicago Women's Health Center gala. The signs are words associated with CWHC's approach to health care | Courtesy of CWHC
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This Radical Model of Health Care Empowers Women and Trans People

The Chicago Women's Health Center emerged out of the women's health movement. Today, their model of care is a radical resistance to paternalistic mainstream medicine.
A clinical lesson about hysteria held at hospital of la Salpêtrière in Paris by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot | Wikimedia
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A 4,000-year Old Diagnosis That Society Can't Seem to Shake

For thousands of years, hysteria has been a wastebasket diagnosis that has been a dumpsite for all that could be imagined to be wrong with women from around 1900 BCE until the 1950s. Its insidious influence continues today,
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