Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13314
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Green , Monica H.
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  • Title: Women's Medical Practice and Health Care in Medieval Europe [In this essay review, the author surveys work that had been done up through 1988 on different aspects of women's engagements with medicine, both as patients and as practitioners. She argues that the general assumption that "women's health was women's business" is misleading, both because it overestimates the exclusivity of women's practice on other women and because it overlooks abundant evidence that men, too, were involved in women's healthcare. Accompanying this reprint of the original 1989 version are important corrigenda and addenda. Originally published in Signs 14, 2 (1989): 434-473. Repubished in "Sisters and Workers in the Middle Ages." Edited by Judith M. Bennett et al. University of Chicago Press, 1989. Title note supplied by author.].
  • Source: Women's Healthcare in the Medieval West: Texts and Contexts.  Edited by Monica H. GreenVariorum Collected Studies Series, 680.  Ashgate Publishing, 2000.  Pages 39 - 78. Originally published in Signs 14, 2 (1989): 434-473. Repubished in "Sisters and Workers in the Middle Ages." Edited by Judith M. Bennett et al. University of Chicago Press, 1989.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Childbirth Gynecology Healers and Healing Medicine Midwives Physicians Trotula, Medical Compilation
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 12- 13- 14- 15- 16
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  • Table: One table. Comparison of Middle English texts edited by Beryl Rowland ("Medieval Woman's Guide to Health: The First English Gynecological Handbook") and by M. R. Hallaert ("Sekenesse of Wymmen: A Middle English Treatise on Diseases of Women").
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0860788261
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