Introduction: Women, health, and healing in early modern Europe

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Women played substantial roles in health and healing in medieval and early-modern Europe. They have been undercounted in studies that rely upon occupational labels, but when we look at caregiving and bodywork, we can see women providing a broad range of services. Although women often healed in domestic settings, neither female patients nor practitioners should be considered in isolation from larger market forces that shaped men's healing work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalBulletin of the history of medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008


  • Bodywork
  • Caregiving
  • Early modern
  • Gender
  • Healers
  • Medieval
  • Patients
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • History

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