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Author King, Helen, 1957-

Title Hippocrates' woman : reading the female body in ancient Greece / Helen King
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 322 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover -- HIPPOCRATES' WOMAN -- CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- NOTE ON TEXTS -- ABBREVIATIONS -- INTRODUCTION -- 1 CONSTRUCTING THE BODY -- Like a virgin -- The complete woman -- 2 DECEITFUL BODIES, SPEAKING BODIES -- 3 THE DAUGHTER OF LEONIDAS -- The daughter of Leonidas as a pink raven -- Permitted questions in the Hippocratic research programme -- The daughter of Leonidas as a black raven -- 4 BLOOD AND THE GODDESSES -- The strangled goddess -- Artemis releaser -- Chaste herb, virgin goddess -- The menstrual sacrifice -- 5 ASKLEPIOS AND WOMEN'S HEALING -- 6 WHAT DOES MEDICINE MEAN? -- Translating Hippocratic pain -- Aelius Aristides: a patient in pain -- 7 READING THE PAST THROUGH THE PRESENT -- What counts as contraception? -- What do women know? -- What do women want? -- When is a purge not an abortion? -- Testing folk remedies -- The efficacy of the placebo -- Beyond drugs -- 8 GENDER AND THE HEALING ROLE -- 9 IMAGINARY MIDWIVES -- 10 GREEN SICKNESS -- 11 ONCE UPON A TEXT -- Labels and origins: a name without a disease? -- Definitions: the textual tradition -- Hippocratic hysteria: the womb and its destinations -- Plato and Aretaeus: the wild womb? -- Stifling and suffocation: the development of the textual tradition -- Galen and his influence: winners and losers in the textual tradition -- Further contributions to the tradition: the Greek East -- The Latin West -- The Arab world -- The meeting of three worlds -- Tradition or truth? -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- INTRODUCTION -- 1 CONSTRUCTING THE BODY: THE INSIDE STORY -- 2 DECEITFUL BODIES, SPEAKING BODIES -- 3 THE DAUGHTER OF LEONIDAS: READING CASE HISTORIES -- 4 BLOOD AND THE GODDESSES -- 5 ASKLEPIOS AND WOMEN'S HEALING -- 6 WHAT DOES MEDICINE MEAN? THE PAIN OF BEING HUMAN -- 7 READING THE PAST THROUGH THE PRESENT: DRUGS AND CONTRACEPTION IN HIPPOCRATIC MEDICINE -- 8 GENDER AND THE HEALING ROLE -- 9 IMAGINARY MIDWIVES -- 10 GREEN SICKNESS: HIPPOCRATES, GALEN AND THE ORIGINS OF THE 'DISEASE OF VIRGINS' -- 11 ONCE UPON A TEXT: HYSTERIA FROM HIPPOCRATES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-310) and index
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Subject Gynecology -- Greek influences.
Gynecology -- Greece -- History.
Human body -- Social aspects -- Greece -- History.
Medicine, Greek and Roman.
Women -- Greece -- History.
Women -- history.
Gynecology -- history.
History, Ancient.
Human Body.
Women's Health -- history.
Greece.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 98003728
ISBN 0203025997 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0203159640 (electronic bk.)
0415138949 (HB)
0415138957 (PB)
9780203025994 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780203159644 (electronic bk.)
9780415138949 (HB)
9780415138956 (PB)
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