Sylvie Arnaud-Lesot

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Childbirth was an almost secret process. In 1846 the mother or the husband of the parturient was admitted and on the other hand the nurses could follow the labour with the new positions. Interference of the sense of modesty for the patients as well as for the doctors greatly changed their relationship during the nineteenth century. Some situations are(More)
The article deals with the topic of shame, expressed in gynaecological and medical texts between XVIII and XIX century. Feminine shame is a 'longue durée' affair in the history of medicine since the Classical Age. Which is the way physicians used to discuss over female reproductive organs and women's disease? Which is the way women used to speak about their(More)
The feminine sense of modesty appeared as one of the main difficulties that the physicians of the 19th century met to examine the sex of a female patient. In order to convince of a perfect examination, numerous physicians strove to respect the sense of modesty during the consultation and would avoid to expose the whole body. Nevertheless some emphasised(More)
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