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 “This Little Operation”: Jewish American Physicians and Twentieth‐Century Circumcision Advocacy

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

During the 20th century, circumcision became increasingly popular, promoted as protection against cancer of the penis, prostate, and cervix. Although Jewish-American physicians were especially ... More


Woman’s Right, Mother’s Milk: The Nature and Technology of Breast Milk Feeding

Jessica L. Martucci

in Back To the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288031
eISBN:
9780226288178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288178.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Throughout much of the history of the back to the breast movement, organized medicine was at best a silent witness and at worst an active impediment. By the 1980s, however, researchers began to ... More


The Vaccine Schedule

Paul A. Offit and Charlotte A. Moser

in Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153072
eISBN:
9780231526715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153072.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the vaccine schedule. Three groups determine the vaccine schedule: the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). ... More


Vaccines in the First Year of Life

Paul A. Offit and Charlotte A. Moser

in Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153072
eISBN:
9780231526715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153072.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter presents the vaccines needed in the first year of life. Hepatitis B is a virus that is transmitted most commonly from one person to another by blood. The American Academy of Pediatrics ... More


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