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Female patients in early modern Britain : gender, diagnosis, and treatment

Author: Wendy D Churchill
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2012.
Series: History of medicine in context.
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This investigation contributes to the existing scholarship on women and medicine in early modern Britain by examining the diagnosis and treatment of female patients by male professional medical practitioners from 1590 to 1740. In order to obtain a clearer understanding of female illness and medicine during this period, this study examines ailments that were specific and unique to female patients as well as illnesses  Read more...
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Churchill, Wendy D.
Female patients in early modern Britain.
Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2012
(DLC) 2012027000
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy D Churchill
ISBN: 9781409438786 1409438783 1409438775 9781409438779
OCLC Number: 820816306
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 281 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Contents; About the Book; Acknowledgements; Note on Spelling, Names, and Dates; List of Abbreviations; List of Symbols and Measurements; Introduction: Investigating the Records of British Medical Practice, circa 1590-1740; 1 Male Medical Practitioners and Female Patients in Early Modern Britain: Gendered Clienteles, Illnesses, and Relationships; 2 The Treatment of Female-Specific Complaints by Male Hands; 3 Prescribing for the Sexed Body: Women, Men, and Disease in Early Modern British Medical Practice. 4 Feminizing the 'Diseases of the Head, Nerves or Spirits': Medical Diagnosis of Women's Minds, Bodies, and EmotionsConclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: History of medicine in context.
Responsibility: by Wendy D. Churchill.

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