Women, science and medicine 1500-1700: mothers and sisters of the Royal Society
During the period 1500-1700 women made a substantial contribution to the development of science, medicine, technology and the philosophy of ideas. Here, an exceptional group of international scholars offers refreshing original research into the social and intellectual contexts for science and medicine leading to the inauguration of the Royal Society in 1662. The book provides studies on women practising science and medicine, on the books they used and the books and manuscripts they wrote, on the philosophical and experimental contributions they made, and on their relationships with the men in their professional and intellectual communities. The collection also explores appropriate methodologies for women's history. Contributors include Reid Barbour, Patricia Crawford, Margaret Hannay, Frances Harris, Margaret Pelling, Hilary Rose and Elizabeth Tebeaux.
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