women in medicine, cont. (40)

Sat, 22 Apr 89 22:27:31 EDT

Humanist Mailing List, Vol. 2, No. 873. Saturday, 22 Apr 1989.

Date: Sat, 22 Apr 89 10:35 EDT
Subject: RE: women in medicine? (21)

Although not a specialist in the history of medicine (history of chemistry is
closer to my heart), I could point three possible trails to follow to Roy

1. Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic (London, Weidenfeld and
Nicolson, 1971).

2. Michel de Certeau has written about women witches. I do not recall the
exact title although I believe it was something like "Les sorcieres de

3. On Renaissance Medicine, one of the best approaches is to look at Allen
Debus' Science, Medicine and Society in the Renaissance" (London, Heinemann,
1972), 2 vols. However, it does not say anything about women.

Several bibliographies could be of help, including the one onthe history of
medicine published by the NIH. Isis has an annual bibliography that is very
helpful too and the CNRS carries a special bibliography on the history of
science that will include things about medicine as well.

That is all that comes to my mind onshort notice.

Hope it helps a little,

Jean-Claude Guedon