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Introduction: Women, Health, and Healing in Early Modern Europe

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Introduction: Women, Health, and Healing in Early Modern Europe

Mary Elizabeth Fissell. Bull Hist Med.

Abstract

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.

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