In this Book

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In Lost, medical historian Shannon Withycombe weaves together women’s personal writings and doctors’ publications from the 1820s through the 1910s to investigate the transformative changes in how Americans conceptualized pregnancy, understood miscarriage, and interpreted fetal tissue over the course of the nineteenth century. Withycombe’s pathbreaking research reveals how Americans construed, and continue to understand, miscarriage within a context of reproductive desires, expectations, and abilities. This is the first book to utilize women’s own writings about miscarriage to explore the individual understandings of pregnancy loss and the multiple social and medical forces that helped to shape those perceptions. What emerges from Withycombe’s work is unlike most medicalization narratives. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. Oh Joy, Oh Rapture: Describing the Nineteenth-Century Miscarriage
  2. pp. 13-41
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  1. Enveloped in Mystery: Pregnancy and Miscarriage in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
  2. pp. 42-58
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  1. Before Its Due Time: Setting Standards in Miscarriage, 1830–1860s
  2. pp. 59-92
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  1. Dr. Taylor Went Up in the Uterus: Miscarriage Treatment and Intrusive Interventions, 1860–1900
  2. pp. 93-124
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  1. The Body in the Clot: Medical Interest in Miscarried Tissues, 1870–1912
  2. pp. 125-161
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 162-172
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 173-176
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 177-212
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 213-220
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 221-226
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813591575
Related ISBN
9780813591544
MARC Record
OCLC
1080321966
Pages
236
Launched on MUSE
2018-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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