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6:30 pm

The Victorian Medical Establishment & the Fear of Female Hysteria

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Old Operating Theatre Museum, 9A St Thomas Street
London, SE1 9RY United Kingdom

From ‘the Maniac of Bedlam’ to Miss Havisham and Bertha Rochester, the concept of the ‘mad woman’ was a popular Victorian trope. ‘Madwomen’, both real and imaginary, became popular bogeywomen at a time when the medical establishment ruled that women … Continue reading

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