"Unreliable Observations": Medical Practitioners and Venereal Disease Patient Narratives in Victorian Britain

Townsend, Joanne
June 2013
Nineteenth Century Gender Studies;Summer2013, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p1
Academic Journal
The article explores on medical ethics between a medical practitioners, William Lawrence and venereal disease patient, Sarah Woodruff. It examines the case history of venereal disease wherein the patient is characterised as victim of sexual immorality and infection. It also stresses the comparison between the working-class woman and the upper or middle class man based on the transmission of diseases through sexual intercourse.


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