Throughout history, the representation of women in medical romance fiction has changed with the times. While an individual assumption can be pulled from different time periods, a chronological analysis of Doctor Zay, Promise the Doctor, A Princess in Theory, and The Love Hypothesis was conducted to show the changes of women’s empowerment, but also how women’s empowerment has stayed the same through the medical romance genre. A historical analysis was done to incorporate background information on what was going on during those times along with bridging the gap between the medical romance novels.
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Neely, Diana, "Who Says Women Can’t Love and Empower?: How Representations of Women Have Progressed in Medical Romance Fiction" (2023). Honors Theses. 961.