Medica ~ Women and medicine pre-1600

Aphrodisiacs- herbal lore, nutritional theory, medicine

Fleming Hugo Fridaevallis: “…primas coniugii difficultates, et si quid minis in uxore tunc placet, dulce et amabile futurum tandem uxoris contubernium…” (whoever…has conjugal difficulties at first, and if you are unable to please your wife, later she will be a sweet and loving mate).

  • as Everyday Medicine (Therapeutic)
  • for the Pleasure (Non-Therapeutic)
  • Ethnopharmacology of Love
  • Food and Sex in Early Middle Ages Medicine
  • Food and Sex in High Middle Ages Medicine
  • Food and Sex in Late Middle Ages Medicine
  • Food and Sex in Renaissance Medicine

Women’s Health & Family Planning

  • Family Planning in pre-modern Europe
  • Barrier Birth Control
  • Chemical Birth Control
  • Magical/Spiritual Birth Control
  • The Trotula, an overview
  • Contraceptives, fertility, and childbirth in Europe pre-1600, a brief overview
  • Miscarriage and Abortion in pre-modern Europe
  • Women’s Libido and Fertility in Europe pre-1600

Women Physicians, midwives, and healers

  • Trota of Salerno
  • Hildegard of Bingen
  • Dorotea Bucca
  • Mercuriade
  • Rebecca de Guarna
  • Jacqueline Felice de Almania
  • Isabiau la Mergesse
  • Adelmota of Carrara
  • Loredana Marcello
  • Elinor Sneshell
  • Leoparda
  • Marcella
  • Laïs
  • Agnodike