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The Medical Discourse on Female Physical Culture in Germany in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

  title={The Medical Discourse on Female Physical Culture in Germany in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries},
  author={Gertrud Pfister},
Since the establishment of gynecology as an acknowledged branch of medicine in the 19th century, medical science has had a considerable influence on the development and popularization of women’s Turnen (German gymnastics) and sports, since physicians were considered experts on the subject of the female body. In fact, the medical profession has felt authorized to speak on almost all aspects of women’s lives, including Turnen and sport. This paper discusses the presentation and development of… Expand
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