Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Gender in Scottish History Since 1700$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Lynn Abrams and Eleanor Gordon

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748617609

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617609.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 22 May 2022

Medicine, Science and the Body

Medicine, Science and the Body

(p.140) 6 Medicine, Science and the Body
Gender in Scottish History Since 1700

Eileen Janes Yeo

Edinburgh University Press

The scientific revolution was profound in Scotland and Scottish innovations were influential elsewhere. Yet the way in which the Scottish scientific community, and more specifically the medical establishments in Glasgow and Edinburgh, helped to conceptualise gender in powerful new ways has been under-investigated. This chapter explores how science and medicine reinforced and sometimes replaced religious models of good and bad men and women with categories of healthy and diseased, normal and deviant bodies and minds.

Keywords:   Science, Medicine, Body, Health, Mind, Women, Men, gender

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.