Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3723
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): MacLehose , William F.
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  • Title: Nurturing Danger: High Medieval Medicine and the Problem(s) of the Child
  • Source: Medieval Mothering.  Edited by John Carmi Parsons and Bonnie Wheeler.  Garland Publishing, 1996.  Pages 3 - 24.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Breast Feeding Infants Medicine Menstruation Mothers
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Abstract: Medical literature of the High Middle Ages reveals concern for children's health that derived from and reinforced anxieties over women's bodily fluids which were transformed from slightly hazardous nourishment into toxic liquids. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing]
  • Author's Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University (Ph.D. student)
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815323417
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