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Maternalism and the homeopathic mission in late-Victorian Montreal.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14533616     Owner:  HMD     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article examines the interactions between homeopathy and maternal values in the nineteenth century through a case study of Montreal's homeopathic community and the Montreal Homeopathic Hospital, which opened in 1894. Through an analysis of women's diverse roles within the institution, it demonstrates the variety of ways in which maternalism found expression. It argues that the maternal ideology was particularly compatible with homeopathy's self-proclaimed mission to the poor, the emphasis it placed upon inculcating familial values within the homeopathic community, its appeal to women as patients, its claim to reduce child mortality, and the image it cultivated of the special role of the homeopathic mother.
P Jasen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian bulletin of medical history = Bulletin canadien d'histoire de la médecine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0823-2105     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Bull Med Hist     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-08     Completed Date:  2003-10-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101130981     Medline TA:  Can Bull Med Hist     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-315     Citation Subset:  Q    
Department of History, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Gender Identity*
History, 19th Century
Homeopathy / history*
Hospitals / history*
Mothers / history*

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