Title

Medicine

Campus Units

History

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2008

Journal or Book Title

Women, Science, and Myth: Gender Beliefs from Antiquity to the Present

First Page

135

Last Page

140

Abstract

Since ancient times, the theory and practice of medicine have been influenced by assumptions, generalizations, and myths about the differences between men and women. Across cultures and many centuries, folk medicine promoted superstitions about gender, such as a popular belief that the female body was connected to the lunar cycle.

Comments

This is a chapter from Women, Science, and Myth: Gender Beliefs from Antiquity to the Present, Sue Rosser, ed. (Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2008): 135-140. Posted with permission

Copyright Owner

ABC CLIO

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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