The Empty Cradle: Infertility in America from Colonial Times to the Present

The Empty Cradle: Infertility in America from Colonial Times to the Present

by Margaret Marsh, Wanda Ronner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801861765
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 05/17/1999
Series: The Henry E. Sigerist Series in the History of Medicine
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Margaret Marsh, Ph.D., the author of Suburban Lives and Anarchist Women, 1870–1920, is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and and professor of history at Rutgers University, Camden. Wanda Ronner, M.D., is an obstetrician-gynecologist at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

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Janet GoldenRutgers UniversityCamden

The Empty Cradle brilliantly illuminates how American families and physicians struggled with infertility and responded to the shifting scientific and cultural meaning of procreation. It is a beautifully written and incisive account of an important subject.

Janet GoldenRutgers UniversityCamden, author of A Social History of Wet Nursing: From Breast to Bottle

Janet Golden

The Empty Cradle brilliantly illuminates how American families and physicians struggled with infertility and responded to the shifting scientific and cultural meaning of procreation. It is a beautifully written and incisive account of an important subject.

Janet GoldenRutgers UniversityCamden, author of A Social History of Wet Nursing: From Breast to Bottle

James Mohr

For all the interest in demography, women's history, and reproductive issues in the last twenty years, no previous study has attempted to place American infertility -- as distinguished from fertility and fertility regulation -- into historical perspective. This excellent book will receive well-deserved attention.

James Mohr, University of Oregon

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