Popular Medicine, Hysterical Disease, and Social Controversy in Shakespeare's England

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Mining a series of previously uncharted conversations springing up in 16th- and 17th-century popular medicine and culture, this study explores early modern England's significant and sustained interest in the hysterical diseases of women. Kaara L. Peterson assembles a fascinating collection of medical materials to support her discussion of contemporary debates about varieties of uterine pathologies and the implications of these debates for our understanding of drama's representation of hysterica passio cases in particular, ...

Popular Medicine, Hysterical Disease, and Social Controversy in Shakespeare's England 2016, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9781138272125

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Popular Medicine, Hysterical Disease, and Social Controversy in Shakespeare's England 2010, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9780754669937

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