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Feminizing Venereal Disease

The Body of the Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century Medical Discourse

Authors: Spongberg, M.

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In the late-eighteenth century all women were considered potentially infectious to men but by the early-twentieth century only certain women were considered vectors of disease. By focusing on representations of the prostitute in medical and legal discourse, art, literature and religion this book will chart these shifts, while at the same time exploring broader concerns about construction of femininity and masculinity, the protection of male sexual privilege and the impact of feminism and eugenics on medicine, the law and popular culture.

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MARY SPONGBERG

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feminizing Venereal Disease
Book Subtitle
The Body of the Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century Medical Discourse
Authors
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Mary Spongberg
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37513-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230375130
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 231
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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