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King, Helen (2024). Immaculate Forms: Uncovering the History of Women's Bodies. Wellcome Collection. London, UK: Profile Books Ltd..

King, Helen (2020). Hippocrates Now: The 'Father of Medicine' in the Internet Age. Bloomsbury Studies in Classical Reception. London: Bloomsbury.

King, Helen (2007). Midwifery, Obstetrics and the Rise of Gynaecology: The Uses of a Sixteenth-Century Compendium. Women and Gender in the Early Modern World. Aldershot: Ashgate.

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Horstmansoff, Manfred; King, Helen and Zittel, Claus eds. (2012). Blood, Sweat and Tears – The Changing Concepts of Physiology from Antiquity into Early Modern Europe. Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture, 25. Leiden: Brill.

King, Helen ed. (2005). Health in Antiquity. Abingdon: Routledge.

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King, Helen (2022). The body and botany: “the first step toward the brothel”. In: Santos Pinheiro, Cristina; Silva, Gabriel A. F.; Fonseca, Rui Carlos; Mota, Bernardo Machado and Pinheiro, Joaquim eds. Gynecia: Studies on Gynaecology in Ancient, Medieval and Early-modern Texts. Porto: Edições Afrontamento, pp. 11–26.

King, Helen (2021). Opening the body of fluids: Taking in and pouring out in Renaissance readings of Classical women. In: Bradley, Mark; Leonard, Victoria and Totelin, Laurence eds. Bodily Fluids in Antiquity. London: Routledge, pp. 381–398.

King, Helen (2021). ‘Treating the Patient, Not Just the Disease’: Reading Ancient Medicine in Modern Holistic Medicine. In: Thumiger, Chiara ed. Holism in Ancient Medicine and its Reception. Leiden: Brill, pp. 402–424.

King, Helen (2021). A history of our own?: Using Classics in disability histories. In: Adams, Ellen ed. Disability Studies and the Classical Body: The Forgotten Other. Routledge Studies in Ancient Disabilities. London: Routledge, pp. 237–263.

King, Helen (2020). The body beyond Laqueur: Hippocratic sex and its rediscovery. In: Höfele, Andreas and Kellner, Beate eds. Natur-Geschlecht-Politik: Denkmuster und Repräsentationsformen vom Alten Testament bis in die Neuzeit. Wilhelm Fink Verlag, pp. 199–216.

King, Helen (2020). Hippocratic whispers: telling the story of the life of Hippocrates on the internet. In: Totelin, Laurence and Flemming, Rebecca eds. Medicine and Markets: Essays on Ancient Medicine in honour of Vivian Nutton. Classical Press of Wales, pp. 143–160.

King, Helen (2019). Reflection: Phrontis: The Patient Meets the Text. In: Adamson, Peter ed. Health: A History. Oxford University Press, pp. 95–102.

King, Helen (2018). Women and Doctors in Ancient Greece. In: Hopwood, Nick; Flemming, Rebecca and Kassell, Lauren eds. Reproduction: Antiquity to the Present Day. Cambridge University Press, pp. 39–52.

King, Helen (2018). 'First behead your viper’: acquiring knowledge in Galen’s poison stories. In: Grell, Ole Peter; Cunningham, Andrew and Arrizabalaga, Jon eds. "It All Depends on the Dose": Poisons and Medicines in European History. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 25–42.

King, Helen and Zuccolin, Gabriella (2018). Rethinking nosebleeds: gendering spontaneous bleedings in medieval and early modern medicine. In: Johnson, Bonnie Lander and DeCamp, Eleanor eds. Blood Matters. Studies in European Literature and Thought, 1400-1700. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 79–91.

King, Helen (2015). Between male and female in ancient medicine. In: Boschung, Dietrich; Shapiro, Alan and Waschek, Frank eds. Bodies in Transition: Dissolving the Boundaries of Embodied Knowledge. Morphomata (23). Paderborn: Fink Verlag, pp. 249–264.

King, Helen and Brown, Jo (2014). Thucydides and the plague. In: Morley, Neville and Lee, Christine eds. A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides. Chichester: Wiley, pp. 447–473.

King, Helen and Toner, Jerry (2014). Medicine and the senses: humours, potions and spells. In: Toner, Jerry ed. A Cultural History of the Senses in Antiquity, 500 BCE-500 CE. A Cultural History of the Senses. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 139–161.

Baker, Patty; King, Helen and Totelin, Laurence (2014). Teaching ancient medicine: the issues of abortion. In: Rabinowitz, Nancy Sorkin and McHardy, Fiona eds. From Abortion to Pederasty: Addressing Difficult Topics in the Classics Classroom. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, pp. 71–91.

King, Helen (2013). Female fluids in the Hippocratic corpus: how solid was the humoral body? In: Horden, Peregrine and Hsu, Elisabeth eds. The Body in Balance: Humoral Medicines in Practice. Epistemologies of Healing (13). Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 25–49.

King, Helen (2013). Fear of flute girls, fear of falling. In: Harris, William V. ed. Mental Disorders in the Classical World. Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition (38). Brill, pp. 265–282.

King, Helen (2012). Inside and outside, cavities and containers: the organs of generation in seventeenth-century English medicine. In: Baker, Patricia A.; Nijdam, Han and van 't Land, Karine eds. Medicine and Space: Body, Surroundings and Borders in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Visualising the Middle Ages (4). Leiden: Brill, pp. 37–60.

King, Helen (2012). Introduction. In: Horstmanshoff, Manfred; King, Helen and Zittel, Claus eds. Blood, Sweat and Tears – The Changing Concepts of Physiology from Antiquity into Early Modern Europe. Intersections Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture (25). Leiden: Brill, pp. 1–17.

King, Helen (2012). Midwifery, 1700-1800: the man-midwife as competitor. In: Borsay, Anne and Hunter, Billie eds. Nursing and Midwifery in Britain Since 1700. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 107–127.

King, Helen (2012). Knowing the body: renaissance medicine and the classics. In: Olmos, Paula ed. Greek Science in the Long Run: Essays on the Greek Scientific Tradition (4th c. BCE – 16th c. CE). Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 281–300.

King, Helen (2011). Sex, medicine and disease. In: Golden, Mark and Toohey, Peter eds. A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Classical World. A Cultural History of Sexuality (1). Oxford and New York: Berg, pp. 107–124.

King, Helen (2010). Gynecology. In: Grafton, Anthony; Most, Glenn W. and Settis, Salvatore eds. The classical tradition. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. 416–417.

King, Helen (2010). Engendrer "la femme": Jacques Dubois et Diane de Poitiers. In: McClive, Cathy and Pellegrin, Nicole eds. Femmes en Fleurs, Femmes en Corps : Sang, Santé, Sexualité du Moyen Âge aux Lumières. L'école de Genre. Nouvelles Recherches (4). Saint-Étienne: Publications de l'Université de Saint-Etienne, pp. 125–138.

King, Helen (2009). Medicine. In: Erskine, Andrew ed. A Companion to Ancient History. London: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 403–413.

King, Helen (2008). Barbes, sang et genre: afficher la différence dans le monde antique. In: Wilgaux, Jérôme and Dasen, Véronique eds. Languages et Métaphores du Corps dans le Monde Antique. Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, pp. 153–168.

King, Helen (2007). When is a foetus not a foetus? Diagnosing false conceptions in early modern France. In: Dasen, Veronique ed. L' Embryon humain à travers l' histoire: Images, savoirs et rites. Testimonia. Gollion: Infolio, pp. 223–238.

King, Helen (2007). Ancient medicine. In: Malti-Douglas, Fedwa ed. Encyclopedia of sex and gender, Volume 3. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, pp. 982–985.

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.

King, Helen (2006). The origins of medicine in the second century AD. In: Goldhill, Simon and Osborne, Robin eds. Rethinking revolutions through Ancient Greece. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 246–263.

King, Helen (2005). Introduction: what is health? In: King, Helen ed. Health in Antiquity. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 1–11.

King, Helen (2005). Women's health and recovery in the Hippocratic corpus. In: King, Helen ed. Health in Antiquity. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 150–161.

King, Helen (2005). The mathematics of sex: one to two, or two to one? In: Soergel, Philip M. and Barnes, Andrew eds. Sexuality and culture in medieval and renaissance Europe. Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History, 2 (3). New York, NY U.S.: AMS Press, pp. 47–58.

King, Helen (2004). Illness and other personal crises in Greek and Roman religions. In: Johnston, Sarah Iles ed. Religions of the ancient world: A guide. Harvard: Harvard University Press, pp. 464–467.

King, Helen (2004). Cellier, Elizabeth (fl. 1668–1688). In: Matthews, Henry Colin Gray and Harrison, Brian Howard eds. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 10. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 807–808.

King, Helen (2004). Hodges, Nathaniel (1629–1688). In: Matthews, Henry Colin Gray and Harrison, Brian Howard eds. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 27. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, p. 456.

King, Helen (2002). The power of paternity: the Father of Medicine meets the Prince of Physicians. In: Cantor, David ed. Reinventing Hippocrates. The History of Medicine in Context. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 21–36.

King, Helen (2002). The limits of normality in Hippocratic gynaecology. In: Thivel, Antoine and Zucker, Arnaud eds. Le normal et le pathologique dans la Collection hippocratique. Nice: Publications de le Faculté des Lettres, Arts et Sciences Humaines de Nice, pp. 563–574.

King, Helen (2001). Recovering hysteria from history: Herodotus and “the first case of shell shock”. In: Halligan, Peter; Bass, Christopher and Marshall, John eds. Contemporary Approaches to the Science of Hysteria: Clinical and Theoretical Perspectives. Oxford University Press, pp. 36–48.

King, Helen (1999). Chronic pain and the creation of narrative. In: Porter, James I. ed. Constructions of the Classical Body. Michigan: University of Michigan Press, pp. 269–286.

King, Helen (1999). Comparative perspectives on medicine and religion in the ancient world. In: Hinnells, John R. and Porter, Roy eds. Religion, Health and Suffering: a Cross-Cultural Study of Attitudes to Suffering and the Implications for Medicine in a Multi-Religious Society. London: Kegan Paul International, pp. 276–294.

King, Helen (1995). Medical texts as a source for women's history. In: Powell, Anton ed. The Greek World. Routledge Worlds. London: Routledge, pp. 199–218.

King, Helen (1995). 'As if none understood the art that cannot understand Greek': the education of midwives in seventeenth century England. In: Nutton, Vivian and Porter, Roy eds. The History of Medical Education in Britain. Clio Medica: Perspectives in Medical Humanities (30). Atlanta, GA: Editions Rodopi B. V., pp. 184–198.

King, Helen (1995). Half-human creatures. In: Cherry, John ed. Mythical Beasts. London: British Museum Press, pp. 138–166.

King, Helen (1995). Food and blood in Hippokratic gynaecology. In: Wilkins, John; Harvey, David and Dobson, Michael J. eds. Food in Antiquity. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, pp. 351–358.

King, Helen (1995). Conversion disorder and hysteria. In: Berrios, G. E. and Porter, Roy eds. History of Clinical Psychiatry: the Origin and History of Psychiatric Disorders. London: Athlone Press, pp. 442–450.

King, Helen (1994). Sowing the field: Greek and Roman sexology. In: Porter, Roy and Teich, Mikulas eds. Sexual Knowledge, Sexual Science: the History of Attitudes to Sexuality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 29–46.

King, Helen (1994). Producing woman: Hippocratic gynaecology. In: Archer, Leonie; Fischler, Susan and Wyke, Maria eds. Women in Ancient Societies: an Illusion of the Night:. New York: Macmillan, pp. 102–114.

King, Helen (1993). The politick midwife: models of midwifery in the work of Elizabeth Cellier. In: Marland, Hilary ed. The Art of Midwifery: Early Modern Midwives in Europe. Wellcome Institute Series in the History of Medicine. London: Routledge, pp. 115–130.

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King, Helen (2023). Being Flesh: Bodies, History and LLF. Modern Believing, 64(1) pp. 36–43.

King, Helen (2021). Seeing the bigger picture: what is gynaecology for? Ágora: Estudos Clássicos em Debate, 23(1) pp. 17–48.

King, Helen and Green, Monica H (2018). On the misuses of medical history. Lancet, 391(10128) pp. 1354–1355.

Mays, S.; Robson-Brown, K.; Vincent, S.; Eyers, J.; King, H. and Roberts, A. (2014). An infant femur bearing cut marks from Roman Hambleden, England. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 24(1) pp. 111–115.

King, Helen (2013). Sex and gender: the Hippocratic case of Phaethousa and her beard. EuGeStA: Journal on Gender Studies in Antiquity, 3 pp. 124–142.

King, Helen (2013). Commentary: Fighting through fiction. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 37(4) pp. 668–693.

King, Helen (2012). History without historians? Medical history and the internet. Social History of Medicine, 25(1) pp. 212–221.

King, Helen (2012). Response to Shelton. Social History of Medicine, 25(1) pp. 232–238.

King, Helen (2002). Creating the world: the origins of all things in ancient Greek myth and medicine. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 27(4) pp. 271–277.

King, Helen (2002). De dokter aan het sterfbed. Raster, 99 pp. 90–106.

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King, Helen (2023). From print to wool: Vesalius and the ‘knit your own womb’ movement. In: Représenter le sexe féminin [Uncovering the Female Sexual Anatomy] (Cazes, Hélène ed.), University of Victoria Libraries Press, Victoria, British Columbia, (In Press).

King, Helen (1999). Hippocratic gynaecological therapy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In: Aspetti della Terapia nel Corpus Hippocraticum (Atti del IXe Colloque hippocratique), 25-29 Sep 1996, Pisa, Italy.

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King, Helen (2004). Chamberlen, Hugh, the elder (b. 1630x34, d. after 1720). Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

King, Helen (2004). Chamberlen, Peter (1601–1683). Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.


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