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

Contributor(s): Mangham, Andrew, 1979- | Depledge, Greta
Material type: TextText; Format: print Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2012Description: XII, 231 p.. ; 24 cmISBN: 9781846318528Subject(s): Mujeres en la literatura | Mujeres en la medicina | Literatura inglesa -- Historia y crítica | Literatura estadounidense -- Historia y crítica | Cuerpo humano | Medicina en la literatura
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Originally published: 2011.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Notes on Contributors 1. Introduction - Andrew Mangham and Greta Depledge 2. 'Difficulties, at present in no Degree clear'd up': The Controversial Mother, 1600-1800 - Carolyn D.Williams 3. Monstrous Issues: The Uterus as Riddle in Early Modern Medical Texts - Lori Schroeder Haslem 4. Surveilling the Secrets of the Female Body: The Contest for Reproductive Authority in the Popular Press of the Seventeenth Century - Susan C. Staub 5. 'Made in Imitation of Real Women and Children': Obstetrical Machines in Eighteenth-Century Britain - Pam Lieske 6. Transcending the Sexed Body: Reason, Sympathy, and 'Thinking Machines' in the Debates over Male Midwifery - Sheena Sommers 7. Emma Martin and the Manhandled Womb in Early Victorian England - Dominic Janes 8. Narrating the Victorian Vagina: Charlotte Bronte and the Masturbating Woman - Emma L. E. Rees 9. 'Those Parts Peculiar to Her Organization': Some Observations on the History of Pelvimetry, a Nearly Forgotten Obstetric Subspeciality - Joanna Grant 10. '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 11. Mrs Robinson's 'Day-book of Iniquity': Reading Bodies of/and Evidence in the Context of the 1858 Medical Reform Act - Janice M. Allan 12. Rebecca's Womb: Irony and Gynaecology in 'Rebecca' - Madeleine K. Davies 13. Representations of Illegal Abortionists in England, 1900-1967 - Emma L. Jones 14. Afterword: Reading History as/and Vision - Karin Lesnik-Oberstein Bibliography Index

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