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The Female Body in Medicine and Literature
The Female Body in Medicine and Literature by Andrew Mangham and Greta Depledge
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1846314720, 1846318521 | 231 pages | PDF | 2,3 MB




The Female Body in Medicine and Literature

    


The Female Body in Medicine and Literature
The Female Body in Medicine and Literature by Andrew Mangham and Greta Depledge
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1846314720, 1846318521 | 231 pages | PDF | 2,3 MB

features essays that explore literary texts in relation to the history of gynaecology and women's surgery. Gender studies and feminist approaches to literature have become busy and enlightening fields of enquiry in recent times, yet there remains no single work that fully analyses the impact of women's surgery on literary production or, conversely, ways in which literary trends have shaped the course of gynaecology and other branches of women's medicine. This book will demonstrate how fiction and medicine have a long-established tradition of looking towards each other for inspiration and elucidation in questions of gender. Medical textbooks and pamphlets have consistently cited fictional Descriptions and characterisations as a way of communicating complex or 'sensitive' ideas. Essays explore historical accounts of clinical procedures, the relationship between gynaecology and psychology, and cultural conceptions of motherhood, fertility, and the female organisation

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