Menstruation and the Female Body in Early Modern England

Author(s): 
Read, Sara
ISBN: 
9781137355027
Date published: 
October 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

In early modern English medicine, the balance of fluids in the body was seen as key to health. Menstruation was widely believed to regulate blood levels in the body and so was extensively discussed in medical texts. Sara Read examines all forms of literature, from plays and poems, to life-writing, and compares these texts with the medical theories.