Medicine and the Making of Roman Women: Gender, Nature, and Authority from Celsus to Galen

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In this book Dr Flemming includes new translations of some of the works of medical practitioners from Celsus, writing during the reign of Tiberius, to Galen, whose career ended under the Severans, and puts their ideas about women's bodies in their social and philosophical contexts. Relations between women and medicine are now a major area of historical enquiry, but the Roman imperial era, despite the plentiful material it offers and the critical role it plays in the formation of the Western medical tradition, has received ...

Medicine and the Making of Roman Women: Gender, Nature, and Authority from Celsus to Galen 2001, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199240029

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