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Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 18:00 to 19:00

The Archives for Women in Medicine, a program of the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine’s Center for the History of Medicine, presents:

Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England

Olivia Weisser, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor of History, University of Massachusetts Boston

Olivia Weisser is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She earned a PhD in the History of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University and specializes in the history of the body, gender, and sexuality in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Her talk is based on her first book, Ill Composed (Yale Press, 2015), which explores health and healing in early modern England from the patient’s point of view.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
6:00pm

Reception begins at 5:30pm.

Minot Room, fifth floor
Countway Library of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
10 Shattuck Street, Boston MA 02115

Free and open to the public.
Registration is required. To register, use our online registration form.