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Abortion, doctors and the law : some aspects of the legal regulation of abortion in England from 1803 to 1982

Author: John Keown
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Cambridge history of medicine.; Cambridge studies in the history of medicine.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This book focusses on the evolution of the law and medical practice of abortion in England.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Keown
ISBN: 0521894131 9780521894135 052134574X 9780521345743
OCLC Number: 49550035
Notes: Originally published: 1988.
Description: x, 212 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Table of cases; Table of statutes; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The first statutory prohibition of abortion: Lord Ellenborough's Act 1803; 2. Anti-abortion legislation 1803-1861 and medical influence thereon; 3. Abortion in legal theory and medical practice before 1938; 4. The medical profession and the enactment of the Abortion Act 1967; 5. The Abortion Act 1967 and the performance of abortion by the medical profession 1968-1982; 6. The reaction of the medical profession to proposed restriction of the law 1969-1979; 7. A theoretical overview; Appendices; Notes; Subject index; Name index.
Series Title: Cambridge history of medicine.; Cambridge studies in the history of medicine.
Responsibility: John Keown.

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