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Author Löwy, Ilana, 1948- author.

Title Tangled diagnoses : prenatal testing, women, and risk / Ilana Lowy
Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018

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Contents Introduction -- "To see what is about to be born" -- The liminal fetus -- Genetics, morphology, and difficult diagnoses -- Diagnostic puzzles: fetopathology in France -- Visible disasters: fetopathology in Brazil -- Balancing risks: PND and the "prevention of disability" -- PND, reproductive choices, and care -- Conclusion: a nonscrutinized diagnosis -- Coda: Minerva's Owl and Apollo's Lyre
Summary Since the late nineteenth century, medicine has sought to foster the birth of healthy children by attending to the bodies of pregnant women, through what we have come to call prenatal care. Women, and not their unborn children, were the initial focus of that medical attention, but prenatal diagnosis in its present form, which couples scrutiny of the fetus with the option to terminate pregnancy, came into being in the early 1970s. This book examines the multiple consequences of the widespread diffusion of this medical innovation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Prenatal diagnosis.
Fetus -- Diseases -- Diagnosis.
Prenatal Diagnosis
MEDICAL -- Gynecology & Obstetrics.
Fetus -- Diseases -- Diagnosis
Prenatal diagnosis
Pränatale Diagnostik
44.02 philosophy and ethics of medicine.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780226534268
022653426X