Gender, Bowel Movements and Data

köpa Viagra i göteborg Posted on November 20, 2012 by - Databases, Gender History, History of Medicine, Patients, Research and Writing

http://traffic-dealer.de/?kruwa=bin???¤re-optionen-broker bin???¤re optionen broker A diverting weekend on Twitter, at least if you’re a medical historian. It all started when John Gallagher (@earlymodernjohn) wondered:

Requip drug On # fx forex calendar earlymodern diaries: do # http://www.accomacinn.com/?falos=avatrade-de avatrade de twitterstorians http://www.nc-mentor.com/?deltabank=bin%C3%A4re-optionen-erfolgreiche-strategie&09f=02 binäre optionen erfolgreiche strategie worry that our information about individuals is heavily weighted towards their bowel movements?

binäre optionen währungen A fine question, which several Twitterstorians pondered. Elaine Chalus (@EHChalus) suggested that this was a gendered concern, since:

opcje binarne jaki broker Bowels have never featured much in the women’s letters/corresp I’ve read over the years. ‘Face ache’ though does.

Make money online from home without investment chandigarh I had never paid much attention to the bowel movements of the patients I study, but had a memory that women discussed bowels frequently in a medical context. But what might my Sir Hans Sloane’s Correspondence Online have to offer by way of insight?

generisk Viagra billigt First, that I do not have a category for tracing patients’ discussions about their excretion. That said, “bowels”, “stomach”, “diarrhoea”, “constipation”, “stool”, “urination” and “urine” all appear as key terms.

opcje binarne trading Second, after a quick search for “bowels”, “stool” and “diarrhoea” (sixty-eight out of 713 medical letters), I found that men were indeed much more interested in bowel movements overall. Twenty-six of these letters involved women: most were written by medical practitioners (15) or by male relatives (6). The remainder involved women writing on behalf of other females (2) or male relatives (3). No women wrote about their own bowel movements. In contrast, sixteen men wrote about their own and eighteen wrote about other sufferers’ (eleven males and six females). Medical practitioners wrote for an equal number of male and female patients.

reich geworden durch binäre optionen What surprised me most is how few letters discuss this issue. Perhaps there might be more references in the 164 letters mentioning “stomach”. However, it could also reflect the categories chosen for the database and a further choice on the part of individual researchers not to input this data because it is so common. As with any database, decisions must always be made.

demo gratuita per opzioni binarie Only, I’m left with a lingering question… Would it be meaningful to be able to trace the number of references to bowel movements in the eighteenth century?

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