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Author Green, Monica Helen, author

Title Making women's medicine masculine : the rise of male authority in pre-modern gynaecology / Monica H. Green
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 409 pages) : illustrations
Contents The gentle hand of a woman? Trota and women's medicine at Salerno -- Men's practice of women's medicine in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries -- Bruno's paradox: women and literate medicine -- In a language women understand: the gender of the vernacular -- Slander and the secrets of women -- The masculine birth of gynaecology
Summary Using sources ranging from the famous 12th-century female practitioner, Trota of Salerno, through to the great tomes of Renaissance male physicians, this is a pioneering study challenging the common belief that, prior to the 18th century, men were never involved in any aspect of women's healthcare in Europe. - ;Making Women's Medicine Masculine challenges the common belief that prior to the eighteenth century men were never involved in any aspect of women's healthcare in Europe. Using sources ranging from the writings of the famous twelfth-century female practitioner, Trota of Salerno, all the
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 358-384) and indexes
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Subject Gynecology -- History -- To 1500.
Physicians -- Attitudes -- History -- To 1500.
Sexism in medicine -- History -- To 1500.
Women gynecologists -- History -- To 1500.
Women -- Health and hygiene -- History -- To 1500.
Gynecology -- history.
Physician's Role -- history.
History, Early Modern 1451-1600.
History, Medieval.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191549525 (electronic bk.)
9780191549526 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)