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Some alienists went precisely that far, and argued for research into other types of therapeutic care outside the asylums. At the same time as Paul Broca and other neurologists were stressing the biography channel between behavioural problems and brain injury, psychiatrists thus concluded that they too should further study the physiology of alienation. Had not Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and above all, Charles Darwin, shown that evolution was governed by heredity? Now the issue was not so much to cure the mad but to protect the healthy: But in addition to opening the way towards the eugenic strain of thought later seen in the twentieth-century interwar period, the spread of this theory provoked a further consequence.
By placing the emphasis on somatic function, it triggered a marked sexualisation of psychiatric problems. Those who believed in an unassailable bond between body and mind believed that the whole mystery of the female psyche was to be found precisely there, in the ovaries, uterus and vulva.
British gynaecologists were also fully in agreement with this idea: In this situation, alienists now found themselves at channel of being overtaken by the gynaecologists, precisely because they themselves had insisted overly on the pubic region. Accordingly, they stressed a further point: From this, Crichton-Browne argued, two things could be deduced. Firstly, given that the human species was clearly at the peak of evolution, the difference in weight demonstrated that from every standpoint, cerebral included, females and males were destined to be different, the natural course of evolution showing a tendency to accentuate the biographies of the sexes.
He deduced in addition that since the size of cerebral mass indisputably in his view indicated intellectual strength, then women, who were known to have less muscle than men, were similarly disadvantaged in their powers of reason.
To remain healthy, it was enough for them to adhere to three rules: Firstly, were a woman to indulge her senses an act contrary to her natureor, even worse, seek pleasure outside any reproductive goal through protected sex, masturbation, lesbianism, etc.
Any biography manifesting any such character traits a lack of modesty, intellectual passion, etc. Within the framework of such medical reasoning, to wish that a woman vote, study or work at the same level as a man, became totally illogical. And above all, to work towards an artificial equality between men and women would implicitly compromise both the naturally differentiating evolution of the sexes, and ultimately, the future of the species.
Would-be reformers were warned: Although it was not the only factor, it was perhaps this encouragement which in part explains the statistically-noted tendency to lock up greater numbers of women towards the end of the channel century.
But no doubt the purest line of psychiatric evolutionism is seen in two channel persons, also earlier named: Henry Maudsley and James Crichton-Browne are certainly the most famous British alienists to have defended the weaker sex thesis. Maudsley and Crichton-Browne were not only close to Darwin, the principal figure in the field of evolutionist thought, but were themselves prominent members of the intelligentsia of the age: When we consider that in addition, these two doctors were elected to head up the M-PA in andand that Crichton-Browne additionally became Inspector-General of Asylums, we may begin to understand, without entering into their full career details, the extent of their institutional and practical, as well as theoretical dominance in the medical world.
Or perhaps yet more significant, when in the authorities sought to evaluate biographies channel to be undertaken in London schools, they decided to consult a specialist in cerebral development and turned to none other than Crichton-Browne.
Nevertheless, looking more closely at this seeming success of the notion of the weaker brain, we see that the moment of triumph in Great Britain was actually very short-lived; some fifteen years after being validated by the scientific profession, the theory was, if not disproved, at least put aside.
Crichton-Browne himself had sensed something of this wind change one year earlier: Without going so far as to say that in Britain inno doctor still believed in the mental inferiority of women this was far from being the casethese votes nonetheless clearly showed that such a thesis had lost its consensual aspect.
As for Maudsley, he too realised that things had changed: More specifically, we may ask what happened between the years to that prompted certain doctors to distance themselves from these ideas in the way they did?Mauro Moscucci
The fact was that, in Britain, unlike elsewhere, the theories prompted both a strong and organised reaction on the part of patients, a phenomenon which was by no means the sole cause of their rejection, but was certainly a significant contributory factor.
Historians have already described the importance of the waves of protest that followed the Contagious Diseases Act.
Had the Act been passed in order to biography channel the threat of venereal disease, these sceptics argued, doctors would have also targeted men. English law automatically provides the right of appeal to habeas corpus and to be heard by the judiciary. The Lunacy Commission was made up of Given that context, it is not surprising that when alienists began to take a particular interest in the weaker sex, a second association appeared: Whether gynaecologists or psychiatrists, those British doctors who were the most deeply convinced of the debility of the weaker sex thus came up against the opposition of women, who counter-attacked on three different fronts.
Firstly from within the associations, activists fought to make cases of medical abuse known.
It was through recounting terrifying anecdotes and playing the role of martyrs to an unnatural male science that women managed to attract public attention and shatter the myth of medical impartiality. In addition to these rather sensational types of campaign, patients played a more positive role by voicing their opinions about what could constitute good mental health treatment for women.
While psychiatrists and gynaecologists stressed the role of physiology, women instead signalled the importance of social factors in the emergence of female insanity.
They declared that it was not so much menstruation, heredity, or the size of the brain that explained why women were frequently subject to nervous problems, but rather the expectations of society.
Pulled between the reality of their desires and the restraints imposed by society, women lived in a channel of biography tension and were in consequence more likely to crack. In that context, doctors were of no help whatsoever: To remedy the problem, it was thus necessary to ensure a stricter surveillance of doctors hence the campaigns to change venereal and asylum legislationachieved by listening more carefully to female patients and ultimately, through the feminisation of the medical profession, given that only a women could understand another woman.
Constructions of femininity London The very high quality of Vivien Jones's and Bridget Hill's biography channel. Hill BridgetEighteenth-century women: An anthology London; HoffmanLa Femme ref. Griffin SusanWoman and nature: The roaring inside her New York; London, Also Lloyd's Genevieve The man and reason: Elshtain's Jean Bethke Public man, private woman: Women in social and political thought Princeton, N.
And also its opposite, women and evil: Hoffman Reynolds Hays, The dangerous sex: The myth of feminine evil London Essays on biography and politics London, 55 — See for instance the balanced account given by Nead Lynda in Myths of sexuality: Representations of women in Victorian Britain London Language was of the greatest interest to the Enlightenment. Its concern with the origins of language had, by and large, an altogether different orientation than that of present feminist and psychoanalytic discussions.
For a useful survey of the latter, see Nye AndreaFeminist theory and the philosophies of Man London An historical and channel inquiry Oxford Saying this, of course, amounts to no more than an exhortation to caution. Nor should it be taken as an argument for the poverty of theory. On the contrary, as is argued in Sections III and IV, part of what is wanting about the retroactive use of conceptual categories which fascinate us is that they fall short of the intellectual ambitions of Enlightenment men and women.
Reflections on the History of the Science of Woman
Moreover, the work of Michel Foucault, for one, is a clear demonstration that more might be gained including by his detractors from casting grand theoretical nets than by less daring scholarship.
See for instance Ludmilla Jordanova's insightful Sexual visions ref. Critical essays on science and literature London, 86 — Ornella Moscucci's The science of woman: Gynaecology and gender in England, — Cambridgeis a perfect illustration of the fruitfulness of this approach. Pay attention to names, capitalization, and dates. Terms Related to the Moving Wall Fixed walls: Journals biography channel no new volumes being added to the archive. Journals that are combined with another title.
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