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Testing FateTay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible$
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Shelley Z. Reuter

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816699957

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816699957.001.0001

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A Critical Historical Sociology of Disease

A Critical Historical Sociology of Disease

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(p.1) Introduction A Critical Historical Sociology of Disease
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Testing Fate
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Shelley Z. Reuter

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816699957.003.0001

The introduction of Testing Fate situates the book in terms of the growing tendency within medicine to frame disease in “racial” terms, and the consequent need to explore genetic disease concepts historically and critically. It also provides an overview of the history of Tay-Sachs since its first diagnosis in 1881, including the development of community-based carrier screening in the 1970s. An overview of each chapter and the overall argument is also provided.

Keywords:   Tay-Sachs Disease, Medical Racialism, Racialization, Immigration, Genetics, Medical malpractice, Jewish studies

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