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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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Governing Disease

Governing Disease

Cultivating the Will to Health in Jewish Immigrants to the United Kingdom

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(p.55) Chapter Two Governing 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/9780816699957.003.0003

The second chapter focuses on Jewish immigration to the UK during roughly the same period (1880-1914) and the interventions that were made into the immigrants’ behaviours so as to inculcate an ethos of self-care. This early instance of responsibilization set the stage for Jewish parents to seek out genetic counseling (such as it was) for Tay-Sachs in these early days.

Keywords:   Tay-Sachs Disease, Medical Racialism, Racialization, Ethics, Immigration, Medical Malpractice, UK, Medical responsibility

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