Physiotherapy and the shadow of prostitution: the Society of Trained Masseuses and the massage scandals of 1894.

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In 1894 the Society of Trained Masseuses (STM) formed in response to massage scandals published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The Society's founders acted to legitimise massage, which had become sullied by its association with prostitution. This study analyses the discourses that influenced the founders of the Society and reflects upon the social… (More)

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