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Author Stormer, Nathan, 1966- author

Title Sign of pathology : U.S. medical rhetoric on abortion, 1800s-1960s / Nathan Stormer
Published University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 256 pages)
Series The RSA series in transdisciplinary rhetoric
RSA series in transdisciplinary rhetoric.
Contents Introduction : struggling through life -- When abortion became a political-economic problem -- Remembering, forgetting, and the secrets of life -- "White man's plague" : anti-Malthusian memory work at the fin de si├Ęcle -- "More wisdom in living" : neo-Malthusian memory work at midcentury -- "The lesser of threatened evils" : therapeutic amnesias -- Conclusion : seeking immunity
Summary "Examines the medical discourse on abortion in the United States from the 1800s to the 1960s. Demonstrates that abortion was seen as a sign of social pathology indicating undoing of civilization"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in English
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Subject Abortion, Induced -- history.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
Public Policy -- history.
Abortion -- United States -- History.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0271066881 (electronic bk.)
9780271066882 (electronic bk.)