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Author Pernick, Martin S.

Title The black stork : eugenics and the death of "defective" babies in American medicine and motion pictures since 1915 / Martin S. Pernick.

Publication Info. New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  179.7 P452B    Check Shelf
Description xv, 295 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Preface -- I. Withholding treatment -- 1. The birth of a controversy -- 2. Contexts to the conflict -- 3. Indentifying the unfit: biology and culture in the construction of hereditary disease -- 4. Eliminiating the unfit: euthanasia and eugenics -- 5. Who decides? the ironies of professional power -- II. Publicity -- 6. Mass-media medicine and aesthetic censorship -- Eugenics on film -- 8. The Black Stork -- 9. Medicine, media, and memory -- Appendix: Individuals involved in the controversy.
Note First issued as an Oxford University Pres paperback, 1999.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-280) and indexes.
Subject Black stork (Motion picture)
Black stork (Motion picture)
Newborn infants -- Diseases -- Treatment -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Eugenics in motion pictures.
Abnormalities, Human -- Treatment -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Euthanasia -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Eugenics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Infanticide -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Congenital Abnormalities -- therapy.
Infanticide -- history -- United States.
Congenital Abnormalities -- mortality.
Euthanasia -- history -- United States.
Eugenics -- history -- United States.
Ethics, Medical -- history -- United States.
Motion Pictures -- history -- United States.
History, 20th Century -- United States.
ISBN 0195135393
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