Using leeches to suck the blood from patients, mercury pills, and removing limbs with NO anaesthetic - healthcare throughout history hasn’t been the most…appealing.
But have you ever thought about the difference in how men and women were treated?
From witch trials to hysteria to wandering wombs, today Betwixt the Sheets Kate speaks to Dr Elinor Cleghorn, author of 'Unwell Women' to find out about gender bias in medicine.
*WARNING this episode includes fruity language and themes of an adult nature*
Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Seyi Adaobi.
Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society. A podcast by History Hit.
This podcast includes music from Epidemic Sound and an archive clip from Body-care and Grooming public video 1948, and Good Grooming for Girls, 1946 (GlamourDaze).