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Structures and subjectivities in 16th-century gynaecology, or how the father of medicine reclaimed his paternity

Green, Monica and King, Helen (2007). Structures and subjectivities in 16th-century gynaecology, or how the father of medicine reclaimed his paternity. In: Hartman, Joan E. and Seeff, Adele eds. Structures and subjectivities: Attending to early modern women. Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, pp. 100–101.

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Abstract

This workshop examined the impact of the humanist "rediscovery" of the major Greek Hippocratic gynecological texts in the sixteenth century and the increasing masculinization of the field. We began our analysis with gynecological texts written or still actively circulating in the fifteenth century in order to understand the intellectual structures (textual, discursive, and institutional) already in place when the ancient texts were discovered and published. Men were already involved in gynecological practice (both diagnosis and therapy) throughout Europe in the fifteenth century, but gynecology as a distinct field had still not coalesced.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2007 Rosemont Publishing & Printing Corp.
ISBN: 0-87413-941-4, 978-0-87413-941-9
Extra Information: Summary of a workshop.

Attending to Early Modern Women: Structures and Subjectivities
6-8 November 2003, University of Maryland

Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Classical Studies
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Item ID: 28093
Depositing User: Christopher Yates
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010 11:06
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 10:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/28093
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