Blog project relates gender and medicine

March 2016

nursing clio

In Greek mythology, Clio is the Muse of History. So, Nursing Clio is meant as a double entendre — Nursing, as in the medical profession, and nursing in the way that mothers nurse their children.


Nursing Clio is an open access, peer-reviewed, collaborative blog project that ties historical scholarship to present-day issues related to gender and medicine. Bodies, reproductive rights, and health care are often at the center of social, cultural, and political debates. This project believes the issues that dominate today’s headlines and affect our daily lives reach far back into the past — that the personal is historical.

The mission of Nursing Clio is to provide a platform for historians, health care workers, community activists, students, and the public at large to engage in socio-political and cultural critiques of this ongoing and historical dialogue regarding the gendered body, the history of medicine,  and popular culture. Nursing Clio provides a coherent, intelligent, informative, and fun historical source for the consideration of these topics.

Read the articles about gender already published in HCS-Manguinhos:

Felitti, Karina. “Parirás sin dolor: poder médico, género y política en las nuevas formas de atención del parto en la Argentina (1960-1980).” Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Dic 2011, vol.18, suppl.1, p.113-129.

Engel, Magali Gouveia. “Forbidden sexualities: madness and the male gender.” Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, 2008, vol.15, p.173-190.

Pereira, Audrey Vidal, Rotenberg, Lúcia and Oliveira, Simone Santos.  “Relações de gênero e interdependências: reflexões a partir de mudanças na configuração hospitalar.” Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Set 2013, vol.20, no.3, p.1007-1024.

Silva, Marinete dos Santos. “Reprodução, sexualidade e poder: as lutas e disputas em torno do aborto e da contracepção no Rio de Janeiro, 1890-1930.” Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Dez 2012, vol.19, no.4, p.1241-1254.

Goldenberg, Mirian. “O gênero das travestis: corpo e sexualidade na cultura brasileira.” Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Dez 2009, vol.16, no.4, p.1115-1119.

Vergara, Moema de Rezende. “As imagens femininas n’O Vulgarizador: público de ciência e mulheres no século XIX.” Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, 2008, vol.15, p.191-208.

Ribeiro, Adelia Maria Miglievich. “Marina de Vasconcellos and the social sciences in Rio de Janeiro: a study of the social circles.” Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, vol. 15 supl. Rio de Janeiro 2008.

Engel, Magali Gouveia. “Forbidden sexualities: madness and the male gender“. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, vol. 15 supl. Rio de Janeiro 2008.

Drovetta, Raquel Irene. Morbimortalidad femenina en la Puna jujeña: potencialidad de la técnica autopsia verbal. Hist. cienc. saude- Manguinhos [online]. 2008, vol.15, suppl., pp. 257-268. ISSN 1678-4758.

Engel, Magali Gouveia. Forbidden sexualities: madness and the male genderHist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, vol. 15 supl. Rio de Janeiro 2008.

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