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Icons of Life UC-Morgan-ToPress.indd i UC-Morgan-ToPress.indd i 6/8/2009 1:48:56 PM 6/8/2009 1:48:56 PM UC-Morgan-ToPress.indd ii UC-Morgan-ToPress.indd ii 6/8/2009 1:48:56 PM 6/8/2009 1:48:56 PM Icons of Life a Cultural History of Human Embryos Lynn M. Morgan U n i v e r s i t y o f C a l i f o r n i a P r e s s B e r k e l e y L o s A n g e l e s L o n d o n UC-Morgan-ToPress.indd iii UC-Morgan-ToPress.indd iii 6/8/2009 1:48:56 PM 6/8/2009 1:48:56 PM Portions of the following essays, although substantially revised, expanded, and reorganized, appear throughout this book. I am grateful to the holders of copyrights for the journals and books in which the essays originally appeared for permission to reprint them here. “The embryography of Alice B. Toklas,” appeared in Comparative Studies in Society and History 50 (1): 304–25. © 2008 Cambridge University Press. “The rise and demise of a collection of human fetuses at Mount Holyoke College,” appeared in Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 49 (3): 435–51. © 2006 Johns Hopkins University Press. “Strange anatomy: Gertrude Stein and the avant-garde embryo,” appeared in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 21 (1): 15–34. © 2006 University of Indiana Press. “A social biography of Carnegie embryo no. 836,” appeared in Anatomical Record (pt. b, New Anatomist) 276b (1): 3–7, © 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc. “Embryo tales,” appeared in Remaking Life and Death: Toward an Anthropology of the Biosciences. Sarah Franklin and Margaret Lock, eds., pp. 261–91. Santa Fe: School of American Research Press. © 2003 School of American Research. “‘Properly disposed of’: A history of embryo disposal and the changing claims on fetal remains,” appeared in Medical Anthropology 21 (3–4) (2002): 247–74. Frontispiece: Selected sections of Carnegie human embryo specimen no. 836. Courtesy of Virtual Human Embryo Project, University of California Press, one of the most distinguished university presses in the United States, enriches lives around the world by advancing scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Its activities are supported by the UC Press Foundation and by philanthropic contributions from individuals and institutions. For more information, visit University of California Press Berkeley and Los Angeles, California University of California Press, Ltd. London, England© 2009 by The Regents of the University of California Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Morgan, Lynn Marie. Icons of life : a cultural history of human embryos / Lynn M. Morgan. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn 978-0-520-26043-6 (cloth : alk. paper) isbn 978-0-520-26044-3 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Embryology, Human—Social aspects. 2. Tissue culture—Social aspects. 3. Human reproductive technology—Social aspects. 4. Medical anthropology. I. Title. qm601.m766 2009 612.6'4—dc22 2008050716 Manufactured in the United States of America 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 This book is printed on Cascades Enviro 100, a 100% post consumer waste, recycled, de-inked fiber. FSC recycled certified and processed chlorine free. It is acid free, Ecologo certified, and manufactured by BioGas energy. UC-Morgan-ToPress.indd iv UC-Morgan-ToPress.indd iv 6/8/2009 1:48:56 PM 6/8/2009 1:48:56 PM To Jim UC-Morgan-ToPress.indd v UC-Morgan-ToPress.indd v 6/8/2009 1:48:57 PM 6/8/2009 1:48:57 PM UC-Morgan-ToPress.indd vi UC-Morgan-ToPress.indd vi 6/8/2009 1:48:57 PM 6/8/2009 1:48:57 PM ...


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