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The Resource Icons of Life : a Cultural History of Human Embryos

Icons of Life : a Cultural History of Human Embryos

Label
Icons of Life : a Cultural History of Human Embryos
Title
Icons of Life
Title remainder
a Cultural History of Human Embryos
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Icons of Life tells the engrossing and provocative story of an early twentieth-century undertaking, the Carnegie Institution of Washington's project to collect thousands of embryos for scientific study. Lynn M. Morgan blends social analysis, sleuthing, and humor to trace the history of specimen collecting. In the process, she illuminates how a hundred-year-old scientific endeavor continues to be felt in today's fraught arena of maternal and fetal politics. Until the embryo collecting project-which she follows from the Johns Hopkins anatomy department, through Baltimore foundling homes, and all
Member of
Action
Self-Renewing
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morgan, Lynn
Dewey number
306.461
Index
index present
LC call number
QM601
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 J-812
  • QS 611.1
NLM item number
M848i 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Embryology, Human
  • Tissue culture
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Medical anthropology
  • Anthropology, Cultural
  • Collections
  • Embryo Research
  • Embryo Research
  • Embryology
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Medical anthropology
  • Embryonenforschung
  • Kultur
  • Embryo
Label
Icons of Life : a Cultural History of Human Embryos
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-297) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; 1 / A Skeleton in the Closet and Fetuses in the Basement; 2 / Embryo Visions; 3 / Building a Collection; 4 / Inside the Embryo Production Factory; 5 / Traffic in "Embryo Babies"; 6 / Embryo Tales; 7 / From Dead Embryos to Icons of Life; 8 / The Demise of the Mount Holyoke Collection; Notes; References; Index
Control code
773564878
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520944725
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt2tnd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773564878
Label
Icons of Life : a Cultural History of Human Embryos
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-297) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; 1 / A Skeleton in the Closet and Fetuses in the Basement; 2 / Embryo Visions; 3 / Building a Collection; 4 / Inside the Embryo Production Factory; 5 / Traffic in "Embryo Babies"; 6 / Embryo Tales; 7 / From Dead Embryos to Icons of Life; 8 / The Demise of the Mount Holyoke Collection; Notes; References; Index
Control code
773564878
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520944725
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt2tnd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773564878

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