Women and the Practice of Medical Care in Early Modern Europe, 1400–1800

  • Leigh Whaley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 198-316

About this book


Women have engaged in healing from the beginning of history, often within the context of the home. This book studies the role, contributions and challenges faced by women healers in France, Spain, Italy and England, including medical practice among women in the Jewish and Muslim communities, from the later Middle Ages to approximately 1800.


England Europe France history Judaism Spain

Authors and affiliations

  • Leigh Whaley
    • 1
  1. 1.Acadia UniversityCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-32870-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-29517-9
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