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Maybe studying medicine causes men’s brains to shrivel

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Women’s brains are not only small but are made of a soft, sponge-like material.

This was one of myriad myths that plagued women in Britain during the 19th century.

But feminist cartoonist Jacky Fleming laughs them off in her mordantly funny illustrated book, “The Trouble with Women.”

Fleming shows Charles Darwin (1809-1882), the proponent of the theory of evolution, as saying, “If you made a list of eminent men, next to a list of eminent women, it was obvious that men were better at everything.”

And a comment attributed to Henry Maudsley (1835-1918), a pioneering British........

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