A Female Prespective in the History of Medicine

Luigia Melillo


Women are Present in The Long History of Medicine Both as Patients and as Healers Specialising in Curing and Caring.The Nowdays Existing attempt to Define a FemaleSpecific Medical Knowledge(discussing,for Instance,the Quality of a Supposed 'Female' Cultural and Professional Training;the Role of Women in Medical Research as well as in Discussing Bioethical Subjects; the Relationship Between Women-Physicians and Other Medical Professionals;the Female Approach to Important Bioethical Issues Such as Euthanasy, 'Therapeutical Fury' for the Incurable Sick, Female Genital Mutilations) is here Analyzed in a broader Historical Context.


Key Words: Women - Medical History - Curing and caring

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