Brown Bag, Research Fellow Bodies in Pain: The Medical Culture of Sympathy in the United States, 1830-1865 31 July 2019.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Yuri Amano, Johns Hopkins University Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//surgeon_tools.jpg

My project explores the cultural and political meanings of bodily pain by focusing on surgical and obstetric cases in the United States, around the time of the establishment of painless surgery. Comparing the experiences of patients from different backgrounds, I intend to examine how doctors’ assumptions of femininity, masculinity, and embodied social differences shaped their understanding of pain.