Footnoting History

From Neanderthals to Napoleon's sister, each week Footnoting History's team of young academics share their favorite stories from across history. New episodes every other Saturday.

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(Nathan) Imagine you were a medieval woman suffering from fertility problems or an irregular period. How would you deal with these issues, and what kinds of treatments might your physician prescribe? To what lengths would you be willing to go, what substances would you be willing to ingest or insert in order to solve menstrual cramps? In this week's episode, we'll talk about one of the most famous manuals of medieval gynecology and the ways women in the Middle Ages cared for their health.. . .