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Flesh and blood : organ transplantation and blood transfusion in twentieth-century America

Author: Susan E Lederer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Flesh and Blood is the first book that considers the cultural history of two of the most dramatic surgical interventions of the twentieth century. Rather than simply focusing on the technical and scientific aspects of blood transfusion and organ transplantation, this study also examines how patients, families, and physicians confronted the social dimensions of using skin shaved from the bodies of others, taking  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan E Lederer
ISBN: 9780195161502 0195161505
OCLC Number: 173201758
Description: xvi, 224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Living on the Island of Doctor Moreau : grafting tissues in the early twentieth century --
Miracles of resurrection : reinventing blood transfusion in the twentieth century --
Banking on the body --
Lost boundaries : race, blood, and bodies --
Are you my type? : blood groups, individuality, and difference --
Medicalizing miscegenation: transplantation and race --
Religious bodies --
Organ recital : transplantation and transfusion in historical perspective.
Responsibility: Susan E. Lederer.
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"Flesh and Blood is the first book that considers the cultural history of two of the most dramatic surgical interventions of the twentieth century. Rather than simply focusing on the technical and scientific aspects of blood transfusion and organ transplantation, this study also examines how patients, families, and physicians confronted the social dimensions of using skin shaved from the bodies of others, taking sexual organs from others, including apes and monkeys, and "crossing the color line" in transfusion or transplantation between white and black Americans. The book explores how the body and its parts - organs, tissues, cells and fluids - possess not just medical and surgical significance, but have accrued complex political and social meaning, and it examines how transplantation and transfusion have redrawn the lines between self and non-self."--BOOK JACKET.

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"While the concept of American exceptionalism may not be in vogue anymore, it appears to have made a comeback in Susan E. Lederer's intriguing new book about the ready acceptance of organ transplants Read more...

 
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