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Tangled diagnoses : prenatal testing, women, and risk

Author: Ilana Löwy
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of prenatal testing that shows it to be more complicated than a simple medical advance, bringing with it a host of questions about ethics and responsibility.

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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ilana Löwy
ISBN: 9780226534121 022653412X 9780226534091 022653409X
OCLC Number: 1004255990
Description: 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: Ilana Löwy.

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"Engagingly written, provocative, and well-researched. . . . Recommended."--Choice "Discussions of the emotionally-charged topic of prenatal diagnosis tend to be highly polarized--either unreservedly Read more...

 
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