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Author King, Helen, 1957-

Title The disease of virgins : green sickness, chlorosis, and the problems of puberty / Helen King
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 196 pages)
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; The nature of green sickness; A new disease? The classical sources for the disease of virgins; The menstruating virgin; Dietary factors; 'The laboratory came to the rescue': technology and chlorosis; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary In sixteenth-century Europe, the disease of virgins, or green sickness, was seen as a common disorder affecting young unmarried girls. Helen King examines the origins and history of the disease, from its roots in the classical tradition to its
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-187) and index
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Subject Anemia, Hypochromic.
Anorexia Nervosa.
History, Modern 1601-.
Puberty -- psychology.
Sexual Abstinence -- psychology.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Hypochromic anemia.
Teenage girls -- Health and hygiene.
Hypochromic anemia.
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
Teenage girls -- Health and hygiene.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203487109