The Black Stork: Eugenics and the Death of `Defective' Babies in American Medicine and Motion Pictures since 1915

The Black Stork: Eugenics and the Death of `Defective' Babies in American Medicine and Motion Pictures since 1915

by Martin S . Pernick (Author)

Synopsis

The Black Stork uses the story of a Chicago surgeon who, in the 1910s, allowed the deaths of infants he diagnosed as "defectives", to illuminate broader questions: how efforts to improve human heredity became linked with mercy killing and social prejudices; how medicine influenced modern culture; and how mass culture redefined medical concepts.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 328
Publisher: OUP USA
Published: 12 Oct 2000

ISBN 10: 0195135393
ISBN 13: 9780195135398