Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 November 2011

296 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719062872

Bookseller Code (06)


Womens medical work in early modern France

Susan Broomhall

Published by Manchester University Press

Gender in History MUP

  • The first book to focus on the role of women as medical practitioners in the Renaissance, and in France
  • Use of new, detailed case studies offering in-depth analysis of women's work and its perceptions
  • Takes an unusually wide view of the medical area, incorporating the often 'hidden' aspects of medicine, such as domestic and medical assistance for the aged or children
  • Makes use of a wide range of historical and archival source materials from author's own research
  • Invaluable to students of gender history and the history of medicine

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