Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Katherina Baranova

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

    Katherina Baranova London, Canada   A vicar asking a woman if she likes her new female doctor, the woman retorts that she prefers male doctors and finds them more gentle. Wood engraving after G. Du Maurier (1834–1896). The nineteenth century saw unprecedented changes in medicine, both technical and professional, as two parallel tales dealing with clubfoot…