Title

Scholarship in Victorian Women and Medicine: an Overview

Abstract

Since the mid-1980s, scholars in the history of medicine, social history, women's studies, rhetoric, and literary/cultural studies have all recognized that women and medicine came together in particularly interesting ways in the nineteenth century. between 1985 and 1990, feminists from across the disciplines drew upon a disparate array of more traditional scholarship to produce books that laid the groundwork for studies on Victorian women and medicine, books whose claims are still being tested and spun out in new scholarship. But although scholars in these various fields have borrowed liberally from one another's work, their critical assumptions and methodologies are often quite different. This essay provides an overview of the scholarship in Victorian women and medicine over the past several decades and suggests how the best recent work in the field attempts to achieve true interdisciplinarity.

Department(s)

English and Technical Communication

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1741-4113

Electronic OCLC #

65298568

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2013 Wiley, All rights reserved.


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