24 September 1992
Show More The Woman beneath the Skin: A Doctor’s Patients in 18th-Century Germany by Barbara Duden, translated by Thomas Dunlap.
Harvard, 241 pp., £19.95, September 1991, 0 674 95403 3Show More
The Nature of their Bodies: Women and their Doctors in Victorian Canada by Wendy Mitchinson.
Toronto, 474 pp., £40, August 1991, 0 8020 5901 5Show More
Hidden Anxieties: Male Sexuality, 1900-1950 by Lesley Hall.
Polity, 218 pp., £35, May 1991, 0 7456 0741 1Show More
“... Is there such a thing as the history of the body, and, if so, how might we study it? The idea of the body as a constant, a given, whose components and attributes must always be there to be known or discovered, seems self-evident to the medical patient, the medical practitioner, the micro-biologist of the present day. Much writing in medical history takes it for granted that our current approaches to ...”