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“Legible Bodies – Nineteenth-Century Women Physicians and the Rhetoric of Dissection,” a lecture by Susan Wells

Posted on April 17, 2009

This talk explores the surprising ways in which women medical students found dissection attractive. Their practices suggest the need for revision of current understandings of the objectifying scientific gaze.

Susan Wells is Professor of English at Temple University.

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