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001    ocm85692889 
003    OCoLC 
005    20080301104002.0 
008    070301t20082008mau      b    001 0deng   
010      2007008519 
020    9780618551064|qalkaline paper 
020    0618551069|qalkaline paper 
035    (OCoLC)85692889 
035    (Sirsi) i9780618551064 
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049    CKEA 
050 00 KKH41.B65|bK47 2008 
082 00 344.45/4104121|222 
100 1  Kertzer, David I.,|d1948- 
245 10 Amalia's tale :|ban impoverished peasant woman, an 
       ambitious attorney, and a fight for justice /|cDavid I. 
       Kertzer. 
264  1 Boston :|bHoughton Mifflin Company,|c[2008] 
264  4 |c©2008 
300    xii, 237 pages ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    Subtitle on jacket: A poor peasant, an ambitious attorney,
       and a fight for justice. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-227) and 
       index. 
505 0  An unexpected visitor -- The fateful day -- The first 
       signs -- Suing the count -- The mercury treatment -- The 
       trial begins -- Disputing the doctor -- The parade of the 
       syphilitic peasants -- The psychiatrist's attack -- The 
       miserly syphilologist -- A new champion -- Conflicting 
       opinions -- The tribunal decides -- Amalia's appeal -- The
       loan -- The counteroffensive -- Mixed news from the 
       Supreme Court -- A split decision -- A staggering sum -- 
       Amalia's lawyer submits his bill -- Lives lost and lives 
       saved -- Aristocrats, lawyers, doctors, and peasants : 
       Amalia looks back -- Postscript : recovering buried 
       history. 
520    An impoverished Italian peasant in the late 19th century, 
       Amalia was hired as a wet nurse and contracted syphilis 
       from the infant assigned her by a Bologna foundling home. 
       She in turn spread the disease to her husband and their 
       baby daughter and sons. Her plight was common in a Europe 
       plagued for centuries by poverty, prostitution, venereal 
       disease and legal-religious mores that forced unwed 
       mothers to give up their newborns to institutions where 
       they would be nursed by strangers. But Amalia took the 
       very modern step of suing the foundling home and its 
       aristocratic board, helped by a young lawyer eager to 
       impose a scientific, bureaucratically controlled regimen 
       on an antiquated welfare system. Amalia's court victory 
       over the Italian medical establishment was no feel-good 
       triumph of justice: her lawyer took every penny of the 
       huge settlement she won, and the system of bottle-feeding 
       prompted by her suit killed most of the foundlings 
       subjected to it. 
600 10 Bagnacavalli, Amalia|vTrials, litigation, etc.|xHistory. 
600 10 Barbieri, Augusto. 
650  0 Trials (Malpractice)|zItaly|zBologna|xHistory. 
650  0 Medical personnel|xMalpractice|zItaly|zBologna|xHistory. 
650  0 Medical laws and legislation|zItaly|xCriminal provisions. 
650  0 Negligence, Criminal|zItaly. 
650  0 Lawyers|zItaly|zBologna|xHistory. 
650  0 Syphilis. 
651  0 Bologna (Italy)|vTrials, litigation, etc.|xHistory. 
856 41 |3Table of contents only|uhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/
       ecip0712/2007008519.html 
856 42 |3Publisher description|uhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/
       enhancements/fy0728/2007008519-d.html 
856 42 |3Contributor biographical information|uhttp://www.loc.gov
       /catdir/enhancements/fy0736/2007008519-b.html 
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