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Women and Modern Medicine (Clio Medica)

Women and Modern Medicine (Clio Medica) by Lawrence Conrad,Anne Hardy

ISBN10: 9042008717
ISBN13: 978-9042008717
Author: Lawrence Conrad,Anne Hardy
Book title: Women and Modern Medicine (Clio Medica)
Publisher: Brill Rodopi (January 2001)
Language: English
Category: Humanities
Size PDF: 1195 kb
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Women and Modern Medicine (Clio Medica) by Lawrence Conrad,Anne Hardy



Modernising scientific medicine emerged in the nineteenth century as an increasingly powerful agent of change in a context of complex social developments. Women's lives and expectations in particular underwent a transformation in the years after 1870 as education, employment opportunities and political involvement extended their personal and gender horizons. For women, medicine came to offer not just treatment in the event of illness but the possibilities of participation in medical practise, of shaping social policies and political understandings, and of altering the biological imperatives of their bodies. The essays in this collection explore various ways in which women responded to these challenges and opportunities and sought to use the power of modernising Western medicine to further their individual and gender interests.

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