The Journey of the Hysterectic Woman

HYSTERIA from hystera (Greek) – WOMB

Hysteria was given its present day meaning by Renaissance doctors who explained women’s diseases with a theory (originating from Hippocrates) that the womb sometimes became detached from its place and wandered about inside the body, causing uncontrollable behaviour.

The Woman’s Encyclopedia Of Myths And Secrets by Barbera G Walker

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