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Gender-Specific Health Advice in German Journals for Homeopathic Patients (1880--2000) (2013)


Gender specific approaches to health advice literature are not yet very common in research into alternative forms of medicine. The present article describes the first results of an explorative study of a sample of German journals for homeopathic patients. The results point to need to replace the thesis suggesting an all time critical attitude of organized laypeople towards physicians by a co-competence of patients and doctors. Also the belief in one-sided medicalization of the women's bodies and minds ought to be put into question, as much of the health communication discussed here concerned men and women alike. Nevertheless, women did play a preferential role in the health discourse along the last 120 years.

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Authors & Contributors
Dinges, Martin
Jütte, Robert
Eklöf, Motzi
Gijswijt-Hofstra, Marijke
Stolberg, Michael
Nicholls, Phillip A.
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Sudhoffs Archiv: Zeitschrift fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Social History of Medicine
Medizin, Gesellschaft, und Geschichte
European Association for the History of Medicine and Health Publications
Alfred A. Knopf
Erasmus Publishing
University of Delaware Press
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alternative medicine
Physicians; doctors
Medicine and gender
Medicine and literature
Copeland, Royal S. (Royal Samuel)
Moleschott, Jacob
Schüssler, Wilhelm
Hahnemann, Christian Friedrich Samuel
Kuyper, Abraham
Berghe, Gustave Adolphe van den
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
18th century
21st century
Great Britain
United States
Vrije Universiteit te Amsterdam (Netherlands)
The German Central Association of Homeopathic Physicians (DZVhA)

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