Female Patients in Early Modern Britain : Gender, Diagnosis, and Treatment
By: Churchill, Wendy D.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.The History of Medicine in Context: Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012Description: 1 online resource (298 p.).ISBN: 9781409438786.Subject(s): Physician and patient -- Great Britain -- History | Sexism in medicine -- Great Britain -- History | Women -- Health and hygiene -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century | Women -- Health and hygiene -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century | Women -- Health and hygiene -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century | Women patients -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century | Women patients -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century | Women patients -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Female Patients in Early Modern Britain : Gender, Diagnosis, and TreatmentDDC classification: 362.10820941 | 613.042440941 | 613/.042440941 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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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
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 and conditions that afflicted both female and male patients. Through a qualitative and quantitative analysis of practitioners'' records and patients'' writings - such as casebooks, diaries and letters - an emphasis is placed on medical practice.
Description based upon print version of record.