Founders of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective — none of
whom had a medical degree — gathered for a photograph in the 1970s.
Standing, from left, are Wendy Sanford, Paula Doress-Worters, Joan Ditzion, Judy Norsigian (who has worked on every Our Bodies, Ourselves edition), Jane Pincus, Norma Swenson and Nancy Miriam Hawley. In front, from left, are Pamela Berger, Ruth Bell Alexander, Vilunya Diskin and Esther Rome.
Founders of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective — none of whom had a medical degree — gathered for a photograph in the 1970s. Standing, from left, are Wendy Sanford, Paula Doress-Worters, Joan Ditzion, Judy Norsigian (who has worked on every Our Bodies, Ourselves edition), Jane Pincus, Norma Swenson and Nancy Miriam Hawley. In front, from left, are Pamela Berger, Ruth Bell Alexander, Vilunya Diskin and Esther Rome. The Washington Post
Founders of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective — none of whom had a medical degree — gathered for a photograph in the 1970s. Standing, from left, are Wendy Sanford, Paula Doress-Worters, Joan Ditzion, Judy Norsigian (who has worked on every Our Bodies, Ourselves edition), Jane Pincus, Norma Swenson and Nancy Miriam Hawley. In front, from left, are Pamela Berger, Ruth Bell Alexander, Vilunya Diskin and Esther Rome. The Washington Post

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