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Women and the practice of medical care in early modern Europe, 1400-1800

Author: Leigh Ann Whaley
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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Women have engaged in healing from the beginning of history, often within the context of the home. This book studies the role, contributions and challenges faced by women healers in France, Spain, Italy and England, including medical practice among women in the Jewish and Muslim communities, from the later Middle Ages to approximately 1800.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2010034822
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leigh Ann Whaley
ISBN: 9780230295179 0230295177
OCLC Number: 708738007
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1 The Medieval Contribution; 2 New Medical Regulations and their Impact on Female Healers; 3 Early Modern Notions of Women: Contradictory Views on Women as Healers; 4 Medical Treatises and Texts Written by Women and for Women; 5 Female Midwives and the Medical Profession; 6 The Healing Care of Nurses; 7 The 'Irregular' Female Healer in Early Modern Europe: A Variety of Practitioners; 8 Motherly Medicine: Domestic Healers and Apothecaries; 9 The Wise-Woman as Healer: Popular Medicine, Witchcraft and Magic.
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