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Published: 15 August 2013

231 Pages

6 X 9 inches

ISBN: 9781846318528

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The Female Body in Medicine and Literature

edited by Andrew Mangham and Greta Depledge

Liverpool University Press

  • The first single-volume book to concentrate on the links between literature and medicine in the interpretation and representation of womanhood
  • Feature historical accounts of clinical procedures, the relationship between gynaecology and psychology, and cultural conceptions of motherhood and fertility
  • A mixture of historical and new readings of canonical and lesser-known fictional texts
  • A book that recovers 'forgotten' narratives while offering new assessments of more established stories
  • A truly interdisciplinary approach to the medical treatment of women prior to the twenty-first century, featuring essays by scholars from a range of disciplines

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