Category Archives: Managing Women’s Health

Managing Victorian Reproduction: Medical Authority over Childbirth in British Advice Literature

By Anne Huebel “Obey implicitly the advice and directions of your medical attendant.”[I] Such was the advice of Dr. Thomas Bull for women in labor. Dr. Pye Henry Chavasse, Bull’s contemporary and rival in the advice literature industry, agreed. Doctors Bull

Managing Victorian Reproduction: Medical Authority over Childbirth in British Advice Literature

By Anne Huebel “Obey implicitly the advice and directions of your medical attendant.”[I] Such was the advice of Dr. Thomas Bull for women in labor. Dr. Pye Henry Chavasse, Bull’s contemporary and rival in the advice literature industry, agreed. Doctors Bull

Motherly love in pregnancy: On its historical emergence in German medical texts (1900-1950)

By Lisa Malich Today, pregnancy is often considered a time full of tender emotions and motherly love. This is especially the case in representations of pregnancy in ’how-to guides’ for mothers. Nevertheless – contrary to our current assumptions – motherly

Motherly love in pregnancy: On its historical emergence in German medical texts (1900-1950)

By Lisa Malich Today, pregnancy is often considered a time full of tender emotions and motherly love. This is especially the case in representations of pregnancy in ’how-to guides’ for mothers. Nevertheless – contrary to our current assumptions – motherly

A Historical Perspective on Women in Surgery

By Claire Brock The Royal College of Surgeons (England) runs a scheme called ‘Women in Surgery (WinS)’ to ‘encourage, enable and inspire women to fulfill their surgical ambitions’. Its aims are five-fold: to raise the profile of women in surgery;

A Historical Perspective on Women in Surgery

By Claire Brock The Royal College of Surgeons (England) runs a scheme called ‘Women in Surgery (WinS)’ to ‘encourage, enable and inspire women to fulfill their surgical ambitions’. Its aims are five-fold: to raise the profile of women in surgery;