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Gender, Health, and the Problem of “Precocious Puberty” in Meiji Japan

Izumi Nakayama

in Gender, Health, and History in Modern East Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390908
eISBN:
9789888455096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390908.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Mishima Michiyoshi, a Japanese pioneer of school hygiene, believed that Japanese children experienced precocious puberty, resulting in underdeveloped and inferior physical stature in comparison to ... More


Human Pregnancy in Mythology and in Real Life

John C. Avise

in Evolutionary Perspectives on Pregnancy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160605
eISBN:
9780231531450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160605.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter describes human pregnancy in fact, as well as in mythologies and cultural traditions. Various discussions about human pregnancy are based on real-life events—from conception to embryo ... More


Forever Small: The Strange Case of Ashley X

Eva Feder Kittay

in Learning from My Daughter: The Value and Care of Disabled Minds

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190844608
eISBN:
9780190844639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844608.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter analyzes the Ashley treatment (AT), named for a case where the parents of a six-year-old girl with severe cognitive impairment and global developmental deficits elected to have her ... More


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