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Medical Care

Elizabeth Price Foley

in Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109832
eISBN:
9780300134995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109832.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

One of the fundamental facets of residual individual sovereignty is bodily autonomy, or sovereignty over one's own body, which took root in cases that considered the imposition of unwanted medical ... More


A Death Retold: Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship

Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston, and Peter Guarnaccia (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830598
eISBN:
9781469605432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877524_wailoo
Subject:
History, Social History

In February 2003, an undocumented immigrant teen from Mexico lay dying in a prominent American hospital due to a stunning medical oversight—she had received a heart-lung transplantation of the wrong ... More


Medical Men, Negligent Mothers, and Malleable Children

Mary Hatfield

in Growing Up in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: A Cultural History of Middle-Class Childhood and Gender

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198843429
eISBN:
9780191879265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843429.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter considers the medicalization of childhood from the late eighteenth century into the 1840s. What we might now term a ‘biological’ definition of childhood is seen first in late ... More


The Newborn Baby

Adrian Sandler

in Living with Spina Bifida: A Guide for Families and Professionals

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807855478
eISBN:
9781469604626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867860_sandler.10
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter begins with a discussion of important issues about the behavior and development of the newborn baby, followed by a section on habilitation issues, especially feeding. Next, many aspects ... More


Sickness

John E. Murray

in The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924090
eISBN:
9780226924106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924106.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

One of the problems faced by the Charleston Orphan House and its residents was health. Situated on the northern edge of a city characterized by unhealthful conditions, the orphanage witnessed the ... More


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