Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Katherina Baranova

  • The unsexed woman: Depictions of women in 19th century fictional literature

    Katherina BaranovaLondon, Canada The nineteenth century saw unprecedented changes in medicine, both technical and professional, as two parallel tales dealing with clubfoot demonstrate—Madame Bovary published in 1856 by Gustav Flaubert and “The Doctors of Hoyland” published by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1894.1,2 Both authors, though writing fiction, were well aware of the medical milieu of their time.…