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Author Marsh, Margaret S., 1945-

Title The empty cradle : infertility in America from Colonial times to the present / Margaret Marsh and Wanda Ronner.

Publication Info. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  616.692 M366E    Check Shelf
Description 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series The Henry E. Sigerist series in the history of medicine
Henry E. Sigerist series in the history of medicine.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Denied "a Blessing of the Lord": Living with Barrenness in Early America -- 2. "Purely Surgical"? Technology, Instrumentation, and Redefinition of Sterility at Midcentury -- 3. The "Degeneracy of American Womanhood": Gynecology Redefines Infertility, 1870-1900 -- 4. Framing Infertility: Sexuality, Marriage, and Parenthood in Twentieth-Century America -- 5. Degrees of Infertility: From the Sterile Woman to the Infertile Couple, 1900-1945 -- 6. "Such Great Strides": Reproductive Technology in Postwar America, 1945-1965 -- 7. "The End of the Beginning"? From Infertility Treatment to Assisted Reproduction, 1965-1981 -- Epilogue: The Past in the Present: Putting Reproductive Technology in Perspective -- Appendix: How Reproduction Occurs.
Subject Infertility -- United States -- History.
Childlessness -- United States -- History.
Motherhood -- United States -- History.
Indexed Term Humans Infertility History
United States
Subject Infertility -- therapy.
History, 18th Century.
Reproductive Techniques -- trends.
Added Author Ronner, Wanda.
ISBN 0801852285 hardcover alkaline paper
9780801852282 hardcover alkaline paper
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