Cover: The Woman beneath the Skin: A Doctor’s Patients in Eighteenth-Century Germany, from Harvard University PressCover: The Woman beneath the Skin in PAPERBACK

The Woman beneath the Skin

A Doctor’s Patients in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$24.00 • £19.95 • €21.50

ISBN 9780674954045

Publication Date: 01/30/1998

Short

256 pages

5-7/8 x 9 inches

World

In this provocative study, Barbara Duden asserts that the most basic biological and medical terms that we use to describe our own bodies—male and female, healthy or sick—are indeed cultural constructions. To illustrate this, Duden delves into the records of an eighteenth-century German physician who meticulously documented the medical histories of eighteen hundred women of all ages and backgrounds, often in their own words.

Awards & Accolades

  • 1993 History of Women in Science Prize, History of Science Society
The Creativity Code: Art and Innovation in the Age of AI, by Marcus du Sautoy, from Harvard University Press

Recent News

From Our Blog

Cover: A Shoppers’ Paradise: How the Ladies of Chicago Claimed Power and Pleasure in the New Downtown, by Emily Remus, from Harvard University Press

Going Downtown

As a child in Chicago, Emily Remus was enchanted by the sights and sounds of its downtown. Here she tells how those early experiences influenced her in writing A Shoppers’ Paradise, a book about how women in turn-of-the-century Chicago used their consumer power to challenge male domination of public spaces and stake their own claim to downtown

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library (loebclassics.com) extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.