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1. Record Number: 28342
Author(s): Giles of Rome, , and Jacopo de Forli,
Contributor(s): Wallis, Faith, translator
Title : The Scholastic “Quaestio”: Aristotle vs. Galen on the Generation of the Embryo [Includes two primary source texts: 1) Giles of Rome, “The Formation of the Fetus in the Uterus,” Chapter 6 That a Woman Can Be Impregnated without the Emission of Her Own Sperm (defending the Aristotelian position) and 2) Jacopo de Forli, “On the Generation of the Embryo,” Question Four Does the Seed of the Woman Contribute Actively to the Generation of the Fetus? (the response from the supporters of Galen).]
Source: Medieval Medicine: A Reader.   Edited by Faith Wallis 15  University of Toronto Press, 2010.  Pages 222 - 231.
Year of Publication: 2010.

2. Record Number: 2641
Author(s): Fontaine, Resianne.
Title : The facts of Life: The Nature of the Female Contribution to Generation According to Judah ha-Cohen's "Midrash ha-Hokhma" and Contemporary Texts [influences of Aristotle, Galen, Averroes, Avicenna, and rabbinic thought on Judah ha-Cohen's explanation in his encyclopedia, "Midrash ha-Hokhma"; brief consideration of the female contribution toward human reproduction in two other thirteenth-century Jewish encyclopedias, Shemtov Ibn Falaquera's "De ‘ot ha-Pilosofim" and Gershom ben Salomo's "Sh‘ar ha-Shamayim"].
Source: Medizinhistorisches Journal , 29., 4 ( 1994):  Pages 333 - 362.
Year of Publication: 1994.

3. Record Number: 10519
Author(s): Thomasset, Claude.
Title : The Nature of Woman [The author provides an overview of medieval representations of women and sexuality through medical treatises (texts concerning female anatomy and physiology) and related writings by theologians and physicians. Galen’s theory that the female internal organs were the inverse of the male sexual organ was very influential, but writers developed diverse and contradictory opinions on the nature of female sex organs, the function of menstrual blood, and the process of determining the gender of a fetus during pregnancy. Writers also expressed anxiety about the ways women shared sexual knowledge with each other, how women derived pleasures from sex, and what caused various illnesses in women. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: A History of Women in the West. Volume 2: Silences of the Middle Ages.   Edited by Christiane Klapisch-Zuber .   Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992. Medizinhistorisches Journal , 29., 4 ( 1994):  Pages 43 - 69.
Year of Publication: 1992.