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Medical women and Victorian fiction

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Published by University of Missouri Press in Columbia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.,
    • Literature and medicine -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Women physicians in literature.,
    • Physicians in literature.,
    • Medicine in literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-220) and index.

      StatementKristine Swenson.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR878.M42 S94 2005
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 233 p. :
      Number of Pages233
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3297483M
      ISBN 100826215661
      LC Control Number2004023018

      Using evidence drawn largely from Victorian and Edwardian novels, biography, newspaper and periodical literature, medical journals, and nursing tracts, Medical Women and Victorian Fiction explores the many contradictions inherent in cultural representation of the medical woman in nineteenth-century Britain and how debates about women doctors and nurses were played out in the pages of such texts. She succeeded in modernising the nursing profession, promoting training for women and teaching them courage, confidence and self-assertion. Seth Long, an English professor at the University of Nebraska who also works in the field of digital humanities, says these unexpected results demonstrate the power of big data for humanities scholarship. Then, inalong came Joanna Stephens and her secret cure for stones. Rents in the Old Nichol area near Hackneyper cubic foot, were five to eleven times higher than rents in the fine streets and squares of the West End of London. Victorian anxieties over sexuality, disease, and moral corruption came together most persistently around the figure of a prostitute.

      He had invented a secret elixir which he marketed as 'Goddard's Drops', advocating their use for virtually everything. The ideal Victorian woman was pure, chaste, refined, and modest. In London, overcrowding was endemic in the slums inhabited by the working classes. Seth Long, an English professor at the University of Nebraska who also works in the field of digital humanities, says these unexpected results demonstrate the power of big data for humanities scholarship. As agreed, she handed over her secret recipe, which was duly printed in the London Gazette.

      One would have thought that the Doctrine of Humors would just disappear at that point. Portsmouth Dockyard by James Tissot Middle-class Victorians used the train services to visit the seaside, Large numbers travelling to quiet fishing villages such as WorthingMorecambe and Scarborough began turning them into major tourist centres, and entrepreneurs led by Thomas Cook saw tourism and overseas travel as viable business models. The success of reformed nursing depended upon a belief that immorality generated disease and that morality protected against disease. The etiquette extended to the pretension of never acknowledging the use of undergarments in fact, they were sometimes generically referred to as "unmentionables".


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Medical women and Victorian fiction book

Thus, sanguine individuals were perceived to have excess blood, choleric individuals had excess yellow bile, melancholics had too much black bile and phlegmatics had excess phlegm. The emphasis the novel places upon emotion as a vector of fever and the sexual passion Ruth admits to feeling for her seducer suggest that Gaskell was implying that Ruth's suppressed desire for Bellingham predisposed her to typhus.

These visits should be short, a stay of from fifteen to twenty minutes being quite sufficient. Gaskell's Ruth Hilton and sets out to explore the origins of the sensational and sexualized "nurse" through Gaskell's novel Ruth. Adulteresses met tragic ends in novels, including the ones by great writers such as Tolstoy, Flaubert or Thomas Hardy.

Ruth's death enables Gaskell to transform the fallen woman into an angel of mercy who rewrites the vocation of nursing. Travel on horseback or on donkeys, or even camels was often impossible to do sidesaddle because the animal had not been "broken" trained for sidesaddle riding.

Although they were employed in fewer numbers as the Victorian era continued and employment laws changed, they could still be found in certain roles. The first animal-cruelty legislation in Sudan was passed inhowever, legal protection from domestic violence was not granted to women until with the Act for the Better Prevention and Punishment of Aggravated Assaults upon Women and Children.

This set off a serious study of the body that culminated in William Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the blood in It focused its efforts on work-class women, since Victorian practise was to deny that middle-class or aristocratic families were in need of such intervention.

If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE. Those who do not subscribe to this approach but use unorthodox methods inevitably face being ridiculed by their peers or disparaged as quacks.

However, the researchers took steps to correct for their bias by testing their database against other databases. The ingredients consisted of bird and snail shells, carrot seeds, soap, honey and various traditional herbs.

The word 'quack' actually comes from 'quacksalver', derived from the Dutch kwakzalver. Trust me, this is a book you want to read with others so you can talk it to death.

Her wonder remedy gradually fell from favour, its magic having disappeared when the contents were no longer secret.

Inthe government found that the average weekly factory wage for a woman ranged from 11s 3d to 18s 8d, whereas a man's average weekly wage was around 25s 9d. Such is the case of the great Dr Ignac Semmelweis —65a Hungarian physician who saved thousands of women from puerperal fever, an almost always fatal condition in the early nineteenth century, when he advocated that all doctors should wash their hands between conducting post-mortem examinations and visiting the midwifery suites.

The mistress of the house also had an important role in supervising the education of the youngest children. Janet of Harley Street by physician Arabella The book thus opens with two chapters where the primary focus is on court records and clinical theories; literary echoes and parallels are duly noted here but are assigned a subsidiary role.

He even less sympathetic after that. Of course, no one would ever have proudly claimed themselves to be a quack. Using evidence drawn largely from Victorian and Edwardian novels, biography, newspaper and periodical literature, medical journals, and nursing tracts, Medical Women and Victorian Fiction explores the many contradictions inherent in cultural representation of the medical woman in nineteenth-century Britain and how debates about women doctors and nurses were played out in the pages of such texts.

Fiction by Victorian Women: George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell (Online)

Hence representation of nurses bifurcated into angelic heroines and monstrous villains in succeeding fiction, pornography, and film. Sports became central to the lives of many middle-class girls, to the point where social commentators worried it would overshadow other cultural concerns.

Thus, earth would be dry and cold, water would be wet and cold, fire would be hot and dry, and air would be wet and hot. Wikimedia Commons smithsonianmag. Over the years, however, within the ranks of those who have been proclaimed quacks there are to be found many eminent people who did good work and whose inclusion was the result of professional jealousy.Nov 06,  · This literary and medical history of masturbation in the nineteenth century ranges across both ‘high brow’ and pornographic literature from Victorian Britain, including texts by Dickens, Stoker, Le Fanu and Wilde, and reads them alongside sexological, physiological and public health discourses about the eponymous ‘secret vice’.Author: Lisa Downing.

19th century medical views on female sexuality ‘the majority of women figure of the governess was unsettling, especially in literature, because it drew attention to the fact that not all Victorian women were as sexless as Dr Acton had suggested. Her first book The Victorian Governess was based on her PhD in Victorian History.

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Women Were Better Represented in Victorian Novels Than Modern Ones Big data shows that women used to be omnipresent in fiction. Then men got in the way. Mar 10,  · The Higher Education of Women in the Victorian Era by Lynne Wilson University education for women up until the Victorian era in Britain had been barely possible, however this was a topic of great discussion at the time, with divided opinion on the subject.

Jul 11,  · However, there are many images of physicians, including a couple from the Victorian era that joke about "lady doctors". Education of women in medicine was a new idea in the Victorian era.

Dr. Sophia Jex-Blake and several other women ("The Edinburgh Seven") had been.