Women Healers Through History

Revised and Expanded Edition

By (author) Elisabeth Brooke

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  • Publisher : Aeon Books
  • Published : April 2020
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 364
  • Size : 129mm(w) x 198mm(h)
  • Catalogue No : 93254
  • ISBN 13 : 9781911597230
  • ISBN 10 : 191159723X
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A powerful exploration of women's role as healers through the ages and their continuing fight for recognition.

This expanded and updated edition of the classic 1993 title, traces a lineage that spans the centuries in a revisionist history that celebrates women in medicine from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome through to the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the present day.

Drawing on primary sources, the lives of revolutionary healers are explored in this comprehensive overview - from Trotula to Hildegard von Bingen, Mary Seacole to Wendy Savage.

Informed by the author's appreciation of the politics of medicine, this revised edition features brand-new sections on community medicine; indigenous healers; end-of-life care and twentieth-century pioneers such as Rosemary Gladstar, Ina May Gaskin and Louise Hay.



Elisabeth Brooke discusses historical women healers in an online AMH event

Watch Elisabeth's fascinating presentation here

About the author

By (author) Elisabeth Brooke

Elisabeth Brooke qualified as a Medical Herbalist with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists in 1980 and as a counsellor at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust in 1989. She has an online private practice in both disciplines and teaches and lectures worldwide. Elisabeth also has a degree in Classical Studies and was a tutor at the Company of Astrologers London. Her website is www.elisabethbrooke.com.

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