Black Stork: Eugenics and the Death of Defective Babies in American Medicine and Motion Pictures since 1915 / Edition 1

Black Stork: Eugenics and the Death of Defective Babies in American Medicine and Motion Pictures since 1915 / Edition 1

by Martin S. Pernick
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195135393

ISBN-13: 2900195135397

Pub. Date: 07/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

'The black Stork tells this startling story, based on newly-rediscovered sources and long-lost motion pictures, in order to illuminate many broader controversies. The book shows how efforts to improve human heredity (eugenics) became linked with mercy killing (euthanasia) and with race, class, gender, and ethnic hatreds.

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'The black Stork tells this startling story, based on newly-rediscovered sources and long-lost motion pictures, in order to illuminate many broader controversies. The book shows how efforts to improve human heredity (eugenics) became linked with mercy killing (euthanasia) and with race, class, gender, and ethnic hatreds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900195135397
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328

Table of Contents

I. Witholding Treatment
1. The Birth of a Controversy
2. Contexts to the Conflict
3. Identifying the Unfit: Biology and Culture in Eugenic Constructions of Hereditary Disease
4. Eliminating the Unfit: Euthanasia and Eugenics
5. Who Decides?: The Ironies of Professional Power
II. Publicity
6. Mass Media Medicine
7. Eugenics on Film
8. The Black Stork
9. Medicine, Media, and Memory

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