Quest for Conception: Gender, Infertility, and Egyptian Medical Traditions

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Table of contents

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Abbreviations xi
  • Notes on Transliteration xvii
  • Preface - Hind's Story xix
  • Part 1 - Problem, Place, and Procreative Theory 1
  • 1 - The Infertility Problem in Egypt 3
  • 2 - Ancient Alexandria and Its Modern Poor 39
  • 3 - Past and Present in Theories of Procreation 49
  • Part 2 - Ethnogynecology 79
  • 4 - Healers, Herbalists, and Holy Ones 81
  • 5 - Kabsa and Threatened Fertility 111
  • 6 - From Humidity to Sorcery 158
  • 7 - Divinity, Profanity, and Pilgrimage 206
  • Part 3 - Biogynecology 239
  • 8 - Biomedical Bodies 241
  • 9 - Untherapeutic Therapeutics 286
  • 10 - The Injection of Spermatic Animals 318
  • 11 - Babies of the Tubes 334
  • 12 - Futures for the Infertile 345
  • Appendix I - Fieldwork 357
  • Appendix 2 - Informants 371
  • Glossary of Arabic Terms 395
  • References 401
  • Index 429
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