The Woman Beneath the Skin : A Doctor's Patients in Eighteenth-Century Germany (Paperback)

Author: Duden, Barbara

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In this provocative study, Barbara Duden asserts that the most basic biological and medical terms that we use to describe our own bodies--male and female, healthy or sick--are indeed cultural constructions. To illustrate this, Duden delves into the records of an eighteenth-century German physician who meticulously documented the medical histories of eighteen hundred women of all ages and backgrounds, often in their own words.

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Publisher Harvard Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780674954045
SKU 30315641
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0674954041
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 0.75T
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Editors Note Duden delves into the records of an eighteenth-century German physician who meticulously documented the medical histories of eighteen hundred women of all ages and backgrounds, often in their own words. This unparalleled record of complaints, symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments reveals a deeply alien understanding of the female body and its functions.
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Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Harvard University Press
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