Hippocrates' Woman: Reading the Female Body in Ancient by Helen King PDF

By Helen King

ISBN-10: 0415138949

ISBN-13: 9780415138949

ISBN-10: 0415138957

ISBN-13: 9780415138956

Hippocrates' Woman demonstrates the function of Hippocratic rules in regards to the girl physique within the next background of western gynaecology. It examines those principles not just within the social and cultural context within which they have been first produced, but additionally the ways that writers as much as the Victorian interval have appealed to the cloth in aid in their personal theories.
Among the conflicting tange of pictures of ladies given within the Hippocratic corpus existed one culture of the feminine physique which says it truly is appreciably in contrast to the male physique, behaving in numerous methods and requiring a distinct set of remedies. This booklet units this version in the context of Greek mythology, in particular the parable of Pandora and her distinction from males, to discover similar to the physique as whatever to be read.
Hippocrates' Woman offers an arresting learn of the origins of gynaecology, an exploration of ways the inner workings of the feminine physique have been understood and the impression of Hippocrates' theories at the gynaecology of next ages.

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