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Gender and medicine in Ireland, 1700-1950

Author: Margaret H Preston; Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh
Publisher: Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2012.
Series: Irish studies (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats

Examines the intersections between gender, medicine, and conventional economic, political, and social histories in Ireland between 1700 and 1950. Gathering many of the top voices in Irish studies and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret H Preston; Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh
ISBN: 9780815632719 0815632711
OCLC Number: 794363336
Description: xviii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: "I was right glad to be rid of it" : dental medical practice in eighteenth-century Ireland / James Kelly --
Women and tuberculosis in Ireland / Greta Jones --
Infant and child mortality in Dublin a century ago / Cormac Ó Gráda --
Cure or custody : therapeutic philosophy at the Connaught District Lunatic Asylum / Oonagh Walsh --
Gender and criminal lunacy in nineteenth-century Ireland / Pauline Prior --
Between habitual drunkards and alcoholics : inebriate women and reformatories in Ireland, 1899-1919 / Elizabeth Malcolm --
Managing midwifery in Dublin : practice and practitioners, 1700-1800 / Philomena Gorey --
Lady Dudley's district nursing scheme and the Congested Districts Board, 1903-1923 / Ciara Breathnach --
"The wages of sin is death" : Lock hospitals, venereal disease, and gender in prefamine Ireland / Laurence M. Geary --
"Sickness," gender, and national health insurance in Ireland, 1920s to 1940s / Mel Cousins --
"A perpetual nightmare" : women, fertility control, the Irish state, and the 1935 ban on contraceptives / Sandra McAvoy --
"A probable source of infection" : the limitations of venereal disease policy, 1943-1951 / Susannah Riordan --
Prophylactics and prejudice : venereal diseases in Northern Ireland during the Second World War / Leanne McCormick.
Series Title: Irish studies (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Responsibility: edited by Margaret H. Preston & Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh.
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