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Gender in Scottish History Since 1700$
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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

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Medicine, Science and the Body

Medicine, Science and the Body

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

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617609.003.0006

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

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