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Caring and Feeding

  • Anna Bellavitis
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Abstract

In contradiction with the exclusion of women from universities, where medical knowledge was passed on, women were supposed to practise medical activities for their family, and in the hospitals as nurses all over Europe. A specifically female activity of care was wet nursing, an occupation that represented an important resource for women, in orphanages, as well in private houses. Wet nursing was organised and controlled by specific institutions in European cities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Bellavitis
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  1. 1.University of RouenRouenFrance

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