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Domestic Medicine

Author : William Buchan
ISBN : UCSF:31378008356969
Genre : Medicine, Popular
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Category: Medicine, Popular

The Suffering Of Women Who Didn T Fit

Author : David J. Vaughan
ISBN : 9781526732309
Genre : Social Science
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For over 500 years, women have suffered claims of mental decay solely on account of their gender. Frigid, insane, not quite there, a witch in sheep's clothing, labels that have cast her as the fragile species and destroyer of Man.This book reveals attitudes, ideas and responses on what was to be done with 'mad women' in Britain.Journey back into the unenlightened Middle Ages to find demonic possession, turbulent humours and the wandering womb. In the Puritan Age, when the mad were called witches and scolds ducked for their nagging. The age of Austen and a sense and sensibility created from her fragile nerves. Then descend into Victorian horrors of wrongful confinement and merciless surgeons, before arriving, just half a century past, to the Viennese couch and an obligation to talk.At the heart of her suffering lay her gynaecological make-up, driving her mad every month and at every stage of her life. Terms such as menstrual madness, puerperal insanity and 'Old Maid's Insanity' poison history's pages.An inescapable truth is now shared: that so much, if not all, was a male creation. Though not every medic was male, nor every male a fiend, misogynist thought shaped our understanding of women, set down expectations and 'corrected' the flawed.The book exposes the agonies of life for the 'second class' gender; from misdiagnosis to brutal oppression, seen as in league with the Devil or the volatile wretch. Touching no less than six centuries, it recalls how, for a woman, being labelled as mad was much less a risk, more her inevitable burden.
Category: Social Science

Ontario History

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ISBN : UOM:39015074314769
Genre : Ontario
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A Second Elizabethan Journl

Author : G.B. Harrison
ISBN : 9781136355578
Genre : Literary Collections
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044093010338
Genre : American literature
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Guide To Reprints

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105129044140
Genre : Editions
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The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015058373740
Genre : American literature
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A world list of books in the English language.
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The Encyclopedia Americana

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ISBN : MINN:31951002032241B
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Author Catalog Of Monographs

Author : Medical Library Center of New York. Technical Services Division
ISBN : CHI:103296740
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