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Hippocrates' woman [electronic resource] : reading the female body in ancient Greece / Helen King.

By: King, Helen.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 322 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0203159640 (electronic bk.); 9780203159644 (electronic bk.); 0203025997 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780203025994 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader).Subject(s): Gynecology -- Greece -- History | Medicine, Greek and Roman | Gynecology -- Greek influences | Women -- Greece -- History | Human body -- Social aspects -- Greece -- History | MEDICAL -- Reproductive Medicine & Technology | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Women's Health | Electronic books | Women -- Greece -- History | Women's Health -- Greece -- History | Gynecology -- Greece -- History | History of Medicine, Ancient -- Greece | Human Body -- Greece | Gyn�ecologie -- Gr�ece -- Histoire | M�edecine grecque et romaine | Gyn�ecologie -- Influence grecque | Femmes -- Gr�ece -- Histoire | Corps humain -- Aspect socialGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hippocrates' woman.DDC classification: 618.1/00938 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 274-310) and index.

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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

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