"Women and Medieval Household Healthcare" by Jennifer Borland

Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 6 – 7 pm

1524 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60610

In this talk, Jennifer Borland explores the nature of the households portrayed in a late medieval health guide known as the Régime du corps, and how their members interacted with professionalized medicine. Images in illustrated copies of this text depict simple scenes related to health care, such as patients’ consultations with physicians, procedures like bloodletting, and foods and beverages recommended for good health. These images provide important details about the nature of women’s agency in the home—and offer highly compelling evidence that women enacted multiple types of health care. 

$15 Adults; Members, Students, Educators Free with ID  REGISTER