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Hippocrates' Woman: Reading the Female Body in Ancient Greece

Helen King

Hippocrates' Woman presents an arresting study of the origins of gynaecology, an exploration of how the interior workings of the female body were understood and the influence of Hippocrates' theories on the gynaecology of subsequent ages.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Oct 29th, 1998
  • Pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Edition: UK -
  • Dimensions: 9.24in - 6.10in - 0.69in - 0.99lb
  • EAN: 9780415138956
  • Categories: Ancient - GreeceHistoryGynecology & Obstetrics

About the Author

Helen King is a Wellcome Trust Research fellow and Lecturer in the Departments of Classics and History at the University of Reading. Her wide range of publications on women and medicine includes Hysteria Beyond Freud (1993).

Praise for this book

'King's eye for detail turns an intellectual feast into scintillating entertainment.' - Times Literary Supplement

'This is a fine contribution which is interesting whether approached from a localised interest in the history of science or from a broader concern with gender and social change.' - London Review of Books

'King provides a scholarly elucidation of the central importance of social and cultural factors in shaping medical practice and, conversely of medical practice in shaping the very definition - and experience - of what it is to be human.' - Sibyl

'It will nevertheless appeal to...medical historians and in particular to those wiith an interest in Women's Studies.' - C F Salazar, University of Cambridge

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