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Feminizing Venereal Disease: The Body Of The Prostitute In Nineteenth-Century Medical Discourse

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Feminizing Venereal Disease: The Body of the Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century Medical Discourse

Feminizing Venereal Disease: The Body of the Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century Medical Discourse

In 1497 the local council of a small town in Scotland issued an order that all light women--women suspected of prostitution-- be branded with a hot iron on their face. In late eighteenth- century England, the body of the prostitute became almost synonymous with venereal disease as doctors drew up detailed descriptions of the abnormal and degenerate traits of fallen women. Throughout much of history, popular and medical knowledge has held women, especially promiscuous women, as the source of venereal disease. In Feminizing Venereal Disease, Mary Spongberg provides a critical examination of this practice by examining the construction of venereal disease in 19th century Britain.

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GENERAL
AuthorMary Spongberg
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition
ISBN-100814780601
ISBN-139780814780602
PublisherNYU Press
Publication Year1997
DIMENSIONS
Height5.98 inch.
Length0.69 inch.
Width9.02 inch.
Weight0.96 pounds.

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