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Burstyn, Joan. "Education and Sex: The Medical Case Against Higher Education for Women in England, 1870-1900." Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 117.2 (1973): 79-89.

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Conway, Jill. "Stereotypes of Femininity in a Theory of Sexual Evolution." Victorian Studies 14 (Sept. 1970): 47-62.

Dames, Nicholas. "Wave Theories and Affective Physiologies: The Cognitive Strain in Victorian Novel Theories." Victorian Studies 46.2 (Winter 2004): 206-16.

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*Delamont, Sara and Lorna Duffin, eds. The Nineteenth-Century Woman: Her Cultural and Physical World. London: Croon Helm, 1978.

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