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Hippocrates' Woman: Reading the Female Body in Ancient Greece
Author: Helen King
Keywords: Gynecology, books
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Gynecology in ancient Greece originated in the myth of the first woman Pandora, whose beautiful appearance was seen to cover her dangerous insides. This book explores how Greek healers understood the interior workings of the female body, and how gynecology was based on ideas about women and their bodies found in myth and ritual. Helen King also presents a detailed account of how doctors twisted ancient Greek texts into ways of controlling women's behavior, and how later medicine diagnosed hysteria and recommended clitoridectomy by claiming ancient Greek origins which never existed. Hippocrates' Woman provides a provocative insight into the origins of gynecology and the influence of the early
Book review: well researched but a chore to read
Helen King presents us with a vast array of evidence about women and medicine and the use of the body in the ancient Greek world. However, she moves beyond the title of her piece and that is when the
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