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Medicine, Science and the Body

Eileen Janes Yeo

in Gender in Scottish History Since 1700

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780748617609
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748672172 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617609.003.0006
Medicine, Science and the Body

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The scientific revolution was profound in Scotland and Scottish innovations were influential elsewhere. Yet the way in which the Scottish scientific community, and more specifically the medical establishments in Glasgow and Edinburgh, helped to conceptualise gender in powerful new ways has been under-investigated. This chapter explores how science and medicine reinforced and sometimes replaced religious models of good and bad men and women with categories of healthy and diseased, normal and deviant bodies and minds.

Keywords: Science; Medicine; Body; Health; Mind; Women; Men; gender

Chapter.  11978 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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