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by Professor Margaret Marsh,Dr. Wanda Ronner MD,Margaret Marsh

  • Author: Professor Margaret Marsh,Dr. Wanda Ronner MD,Margaret Marsh
  • ISBN: 0801852285
  • ISBN13: 978-0801852282
  • ePub: 1406 kb | FB2: 1694 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Medicine
  • Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press (January 15, 1996)
  • Pages: 326
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 625
  • Format: azw mbr mbr lit
Empty Cradle: Infertility in America From Colonial Times to the Present ePub download

In The Empty Cradle, Margaret Marsh and Wanda Ronner delve into the origi. Marsh and Ronner explore reactions-among both physicians and husbands-to the emerging scientific evidence that infertility was a condition for which men and women bear equal responsibility.

In The Empty Cradle, Margaret Marsh and Wanda Ronner delve into the origi. The book concludes that infertility is still a subject affected by myth and misunderstanding. A lively and compelling history of a complex medical and cultural phenomenon, The Empty Cradle brings a valuable perspective to current debates about how we should think about and address the experience of infertility in our own time.

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Margaret Marsh and Wanda Ronner, The Empty Cradle: Infertility in America from Colonial Times to the Present (Baltimore, MD, 1996), pp. 145, 160. 14. ‘Test Tube Babies’, New York Times, 6 August 1944; Howard W. Blakeslee, ‘Ova of Humans Fertilized in Test Tube for First Time’, Washington Post, 5 August 1944; Time, 14 August 1944, p. 75. 15. Robert S. Bird, ‘A Human Ovum is Fertilized in Test Tube for the First Time’, Clipping in JR-CLM, most likely from the New York Herald Tribune, 5 August 1944. 16. Younger, ‘Life Begins in a Test Tube’, p. 49. 17. Marsh and Ronner, The Empty Cradle, p. .

In "The Empty Cradle, " Margaret Marsh and Wanda Ronner delve into the origins of the many misconceptions surrounding infertility as they explore how medical and cultural beliefs emerged throughout its controversial history. Drawing on a wide variety o. Specifications. The Henry E. Sigerist the History of Medicine. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Margaret Marsh is a professor of history and interim chancellor, Rutgers University-Camden. Wanda Ronner is a clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. They are coauthors of The Empty Cradle: Infertility in America from Colonial Times to the Present, also published by Johns Hopkins.

They are coauthors of The Empty Cradle: Infertility in America from Colonial Times to the Present, also published by Johns Hopkins.

They tell the story of a directionless young man, a saloon keeper’s son, who began his working life as a timekeeper on a Guatemalan banana plantation and later became one of the most recognized figures of the twentieth century.

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Margaret Marsh and Wanda Ronner, The Empty Cradle: Infertility in America from Colonial Times to the Present (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996). Margaret Marsh and Wanda Ronner, The Fertility Doctor: John Rock and the Reproductive Revolution (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008). Elaine Tyler May, Barren in the Promised Land: Childless Americans and the Pursuit of Happiness (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997).

Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 1996"[Marsh and Ronner make for] a highly successful combination in which faultless clinical detail and a broad social and cultural approach are seamlessly woven to produce a very impressive and beautifully written historical work of the first importance." -- Irvine Louden, Journal of the Social History of Medicine

In The Empty Cradle, Margaret Marsh and Wanda Ronner delve into the origins of the many misconceptions surrounding infertility as they explore how medical and cultural beliefs emerged throughout its controversial history. Drawing on a wide variety of sources -- including intimate diaries and letters, patient records, memoirs, medical literature, and popular magazines -- The Empty Cradle investigates the social, cultural, scientific, and medical dimensions of infertility over the past three hundred years.

Marsh and Ronner explore reactions -- among both physicians and husbands -- to the emerging scientific evidence that infertility was a condition for which men and women bear equal responsibility. The book concludes that infertility is still a subject affected by myth and misunderstanding. A lively and compelling history of a complex medical and cultural phenomenon, The Empty Cradle brings a valuable perspective to current debates about how we should think about and address the experience of infertility in our own time.

"Marsh and Ronner have sought to go beyond the published medical literature to disclose the voices of those most affected by the physiological and cultural condition of infertility... they have restored to the historical record the anguish and the hopes of women who experienced infertility." -- Rima D. Apple, American Historical Review

"The book's lucid explanations of medical terms and procedures will allow me to recommend it to my infertility patients. I plan to do so, trusting that it will give them a new perspective on their predicament. Knowing that it provided me a new perspective on both infertility and the practice of gynecology, I will also assign it an honored place in my medical library." -- Janet E. Shepherd, M.D., Journal of the American Medical Association

" The Empty Cradle demonstrates the profound impact of politics as well as culture on the development of medical practice. It is an excellent model for future scholarship on the complex relationship between science and society." -- Elaine Tyler May, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences

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