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Dubow, Sara
Ourselves unborn : a history of the fetus in modern America / Sara Dubow
Alternate Title History of the fetus in modern America
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  RG600 .D83 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Fetus -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Fetus -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Obstetrics -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Perinatology -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description viii, 308 p. : ill. ; 25cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-296) and index
Contents Introduction : fetal stories -- Discovering fetal life, 1870s-1920s -- Interpreting fetal bodies, 1930s-1970s -- Defining fetal personhood, 1973-1976 -- Defending fetal rights, 1970s-1990s -- Debating fetal pain, 1984-2007 -- Epilogue : fetal meanings
Summary Traces how Americans from widely different backgrounds have fought over the legal identity, physiological condition, social value, cultural significance, and political status of the human fetus.--from publisher's description

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