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Napoleon and the woman question : discourses of the other sex in French education, medicine, and medical law 1799-1815 / June K. Burton ; foreword by Susan P. Conner.

  • Burton, June K.
[2007], ©2007
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"Examination of predominantly primary sources focuses on discourses of women and women's issues in light of the prevailing view of the relationship between the physical and the moral in feminine bodies and minds. Burton discusses France's first national system of midwifery education, women's medicine and surgery, and medical law"--Provided by publisher.


Lubbock, Tex. : Texas Tech University Press, [2007], ©2007.

Physical description

xxx, 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.


Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [258]-277) and index.


Napoleon and the woman question -- Imperial women's education : theory and practice -- Feminism and domesticity in humanistic manuals of "domestic science," home economics, and hygiene -- The first national system of midwifery education -- The biomedical foundations of domesticity : discourses of surgeons -- The glandular theory of female difference : Dr. Cabanis and the "science of man" -- Women's issues in Napoleonic-era textbooks of legal medicine -- Medical discourse in criminal cases : infanticide and woman's nature -- The nineteenth-century discourse of Napoleon's program to end infanticide -- Women's medicine and surgery from the patient's point of view : Adrienne Noailles Lafayette and Frances Burney d'Arblay -- Reflections.


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