[Banking on the Body: The Market in Blood, Milk, and Sperm in Modern America Books ] Free Download as Kindle ePUB Author Kara W Swanson
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Cine after World War II American doctors made them a frontline in their war against socialized medicine The profit making connotations of the bank reinforced a market based understanding of supply and distribution with unexpected conseuences for all body products from human eggs to kidneysUltimately the bank metaphor straitjacketed legal codes and reinforced ineualities in medical care By exploring its past Banking on the Body charts the path to aefficient and less exploitative distribution of the human body s life giving potential.
Summary Banking on the Body: The Market in Blood, Milk, and Sperm in Modern America
Ineteenth century experiments that discovered therapeutic uses for body products to twenty first century websites that facilitate a thriving global exchangeMore than a metaphor the bank has shaped ongoing controversies over body products as either marketable commodities or gifts donated to help others A physician Dr Bernard Fantus proposed a bank in to make blood available to all patients Yet the bank metaphor labeled blood as something to be commercially bought and sold not communally shared As blood banks became a fixture of medi.
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Scientific advances and economic forces have converged to create something unthinkable for much of human history a robust market in human body products Every year countless Americans supply blood sperm and breast milk to banks that store these products for later use by strangers in routine medical procedures These exchanges entail complicated uestions Which body products are donated and which sold Who gives and who receives And in the end who profits In this eye opening study Kara Swanson traces the history of body banks from the n.