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The Female Body in Medicine and Literature
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The Female Body in Medicine and Literature

Andrew Mangham and Greta Depledge


This book explores the complex intersections between literature and the medical treatment of women between 1600 and 2000. With contributors employing a variety of methodologies, and considering a broad range of texts from Henry More's Pre-Existency of the Soul (1659) to the 2004 film Vera Drake, the book furthers our understanding of the development of women's medicine and comments on its wider cultural ramifications. Although there has been an increase in critical studies of women's medicine in recent years, this collection breaks new ground by drawing together chapters on a wide range of new ... More

Keywords: literature, women, medical treatment, motherhood, fertility, clinical procedure, gynaecology, psychology, philosophy, art

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781846314728
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846316289


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Mangham, editor

Greta Depledge, editor

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1 Introduction

Andrew Mangham and Greta Depledge

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