Gender and medicine in Ireland, 1700-1950 /
edited by Margaret H. Preston & Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh
1st edition.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2012, c2012
xviii, 317 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
0815632711 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780815632719 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2012, c2012
0815632711 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780815632719 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-303) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Margaret H. Preston is associate professor in the Department of History at Augustana College in South Dakota. She is the author of Charitable Words: Women, Philanthropy, and the Language of Charity in Nineteenth-Century Dublin and A Journey of Faith, a Destination of Excellence: Avera McKennan Hospital's First Century of Caring. Margaret hgartaigh is a visiting scholar at Harvard University. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland. Her books include Kathleen Lynn: Irishwoman, Patriot, Doctor: Edward Hay, Historian of 1798: Catholic Politics in an Era of Wolfe Tone and Daniel O'Connell; and Quiet Revolutionaries: Irish Women in Education, Medicine and Sport, 1861-1964.
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The essays in this collection examine the intersections between gender, medicine, and conventional economic, political, and social histories in Ireland between 1700 and 1950. Gathering many of the top voices in Irish studies and the history of medicine, the editors cover a range of topics including midwifery, mental health, alcoholism, and infant mortality.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Contributorsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
"I Was Right Glad to Be Rid of It": Dental Medical Practice in Eighteenth-Century Irelandp. 9
Women and Tuberculosis in Irelandp. 33
Infant and Child Mortality in Dublin a Century Agop. 49
Cure or Custody: Therapeutic Philosophy at the Connaught District Lunatic Asylump. 69
Gender and Criminal Lunacy in Nineteenth-Century Irelandp. 86
Between Habitual Drunkards and Alcoholics: Inebriate Women and Reformatories in Ireland, 1899-1919p. 108
Managing Midwifery in Dublin: Practice and Practitioners, 1700-1800p. 123
Lady Dudley's District Nursing Scheme and the Congested Districts Board, 1903-1923p. 138
"The Wages of Sin Is Death": Lock Hospitals, Venereal Disease, and Gender in Prefamine Irelandp. 154
"Sickness," Gender, and National Health Insurance in Ireland, 1920s to 1940sp. 169
"A Perpetual Nightmare": Women, Fertility Control, the Irish State, and the 1935 Ban on Contraceptivesp. 189
"A Probable Source of Infection": The Limitations of Venereal Disease Policy, 1943-1951p. 203
Prophylactics and Prejudice: Venereal Diseases in Northern Ireland during the Second World Warp. 221
Notesp. 235
Select Bibliographyp. 297
Indexp. 305
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