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The female body in medicine and literature / edited by Andrew Mangham and Greta Depledge.

  • Mangham, Andrew, 1979-
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Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2011.

Physical description

xii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 2011.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Introduction / Andrew Mangham and Greta Depledge -- 'Difficulties, at present in no Degree clear'd up': the controversial mother, 1600-1800 / Carolyn D. Williams -- Monstrous issues: the uterus as riddle in early modern medical texts / Lori Schroeder Haslem -- Surveilling the secrets of the female body: the contest for reproductive authority in the popular press of the seventeenth century / Susan C. Staub -- 'Made in imitation of real women and children':obstetrical machines in eighteenth-century Britain / Pam Lieske -- Transcending the sexed body: reason, sympathy, and 'thinking machines' in the debates over male midwifery / Sheena Sommers -- Emma Martin and the manhandled womb in early Victorian England / Dominic Janes -- Narrating the Victorian vagina: Charlotte Bronte and the masturbating woman / Emma L. E. Rees -- 'Those parts peculiar to her organization': some observations on the history of pelvimetry, a nearly forgotten obstetric sub-specialty / Joanna Grant -- 'She read on more eagerly, almost breathlessly': Mary Elizabeth Braddon's challenge to medical depictions of female masturbation in The doctor's wife / Laurie Garrison -- Mrs. Robinson's 'Day-book of iniquity': reading bodies of/and evidence in the context of the 1858 Medical Reform Act / Janice M. Allan -- Rebecca's womb: irony and gynaecology in Rebecca / Madeleine K. Davies -- Representations of illegal abortionists in England, 1900-1967 / Emma L. Jones -- Afterword: reading history as/and vision / Karin Lesnik-Oberstein.


  • English

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