This book focusses on the evolution of the law and medical practice of abortion in England.
- Cambridge University Press
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- Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine Series
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- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)
Table of ContentsTable of cases; Table of statutes; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The first statutory prohibition of abortion: Lord Ellenborough's Act 1803; 2. Anti-abortion legislation 1803–1861 and medical influence thereon; 3. Abortion in legal theory and medical practice before 1938; 4. The medical profession and the enactment of the Abortion Act 1967; 5. The Abortion Act 1967 and the performance of abortion by the medical profession 1968–1982; 6. The reaction of the medical profession to proposed restriction of the law 1969–1979; 7. A theoretical overview; Appendices; Notes; Subject index; Name index.
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