The essays in this collection examine women in diverse roles; mother, socialite, prostitute, celebrity, medical practitioner and patient. The wide range of commentators allows a diverse picture of women’s health in this period.

chapter |10 pages

Introduction: Picturing Women's Health

ByFrancesca Scott, Kate Scarth, Ji Won Chung

chapter 1|18 pages

Sensibility and Good Health in Charlotte Smith's Ethelinde

ByJoseph Morrissey

chapter 5|28 pages

The Iconography of Anorexia Nervosa in the Long Nineteenth Century

BySusannah Wilson

chapter 8|19 pages

The Fitness of the Female Medical Student, 1895-1910

ByClaire Brock