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Author Swanson, Kara W., author

Title Banking on the body : the market in blood, milk, and sperm in modern America / Kara W. Swanson
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series EBSCOhost ebooks online
Contents Banking for love and for money -- Bankable bodies and the professional donor -- Banks that take donations -- Blood battles in the Cold War -- Market backlash -- Feminine banks and the milk of human kindness -- Buying dad from the sperm bank -- Beyond the body bank
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Blood banks -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Blood banks -- United States -- History.
Breast milk -- Collection and preservation -- United States -- History.
Breast milk -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Sperm banks -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Sperm banks -- United States -- History.
Biological Specimen Banks -- history.
Biological Specimen Banks -- legislation & jurisprudence.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
History, 21st Century.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0674281438 (alk. paper)
0674369483 (electronic bk.)
9780674281431 (alk. paper)
9780674369481 (electronic bk.)