Medicine

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2008-01-01
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Bix, Amy
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The Department of History seeks to provide students with a knowledge of historical themes and events, an understanding of past cultures and social organizations, and also knowledge of how the past pertains to the present.

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The Department of History was formed in 1969 from the division of the Department of History, Government, and Philosophy.

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Since ancient times, the theory and practice of medicine have been influenced by assumptions, generalizations, and myths about the differences between men and women. Across cultures and many centuries, folk medicine promoted superstitions about gender, such as a popular belief that the female body was connected to the lunar cycle.

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This is a chapter from Women, Science, and Myth: Gender Beliefs from Antiquity to the Present, Sue Rosser, ed. (Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2008): 135-140. Posted with permission

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