'Aversion of eye contact':
a gynaecological examination

'Aversion of eye contact'
< Jacques-Paul Maygrier Nouvelles Demonstrations d'Accouchemens (Paris, 1822) in the Alderman Library and the William Moll Special Collections of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia

Turkish bath proprietors often emphasised in advertisements that the women's baths were under the supervision of female attendants.

One suggestion is that they wished to stress that the therapeutic Turkish bath would be a comfortable experience; that women had no cause to fear the intrusions on their privacy suffered during visits to their male doctors.

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Women and the Victorian Turkish bath. Part 3: Women and the first baths

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