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By Claire Brock

while girls agitated to affix the clinical career in Britain through the 1860s, the perform of surgical procedure proved either a aid (women have been neat, sufferer and used to needlework) and a main issue (surgery used to be brutal, bloody and notably unfeminine). during this significant new research, Claire Brock examines the cultural, social and self-representation of the lady health professional from the second one 1/2 the 19th century till the top of the nice struggle. Drawing on a wealthy archive of British health facility documents, she investigates accurately what surgical procedure ladies played and the way those strategies affected their own attractiveness, in addition to the reactions in their sufferers to those new phenomena. crucial analyzing for these drawn to the historical past of medication, British girls Surgeons and their sufferers, 1860–1918 presents wide-ranging new views on sufferer narratives and women's participation in surgical procedure among 1860 and 1918. This identify can also be on hand as Open Access.

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