Medical Literature

Medical Literature - and wetter Much of what can go wrong...

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 8/23/11 Click to edit Master subtitle style Ancient Medicine and Gender
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 8/23/11 Male and Female bodies Women’s bodies were discussed separately only  where they departed from male anatomy Several important studies from antiquity set the  foundations of gynaecology: Hippocrates:  On the Seed, Nature of Woman,  Diseases of Women, Afflictions of Virgins Soranos  Gynaecology These differ greatly from each other, but several 
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 8/23/11 Important principles The male is biologically superior (a common view,  but not universal) The male is hotter, and drier; the female is colder 
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Unformatted text preview: and wetter Much of what can go wrong with women, which does not afflict men, has to do with menstrual blood; its retention causes disease Thus it is necessary for the wombs mouth to be 8/23/11 Biology and society Social views on male superiority influence biological perceptions. The good/right side of the body and the bad/left side Women are by nature inferior Women are sex-crazed, as Aristophanic comedy suggests, simply because it is mandated by their biology. Sexual pleasure has a biological explanation and...
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course CLA 3504 taught by Professor Kapparis during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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