Culpable Complicity: the medical profession and the forcible feeding of suffragettes, 1909–1914

@article{Geddes2008CulpableCT,
  title={Culpable Complicity: the medical profession and the forcible feeding of suffragettes, 1909–1914},
  author={J. Geddes},
  journal={Women's History Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={79 - 94}
}
  • J. Geddes
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Women's History Review
The forcible feeding of suffragettes in prisons in Edwardian Britain was an abuse that had serious physical and psychological consequences for those fed, and one in which the medical profession was complicit, by failing as a body to condemn the practice as both medically unnecessary and dangerous. An over‐cosy relationship with the Government through the five‐year period during which compulsory feeding took place resulted in either silence or outright support for the Home Office from the… Expand
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