The Human Body on Trial: A Sourcebook with Cases, Laws, and Documents - On Trial (Paperback)Lynne Curry (author)
Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 15/09/2004
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Since the mid-nineteenth century, the U.S. courts have attempted, in a series of landmark cases, to resolve bitter conflicts over an individual's right to bodily autonomy. In this introductory volume, Lynne Curry draws on close readings of U.S. Supreme Court and other twentieth-century legal decisions, supporting case materials, public health records, and legal and medical theories to trace the ways in which the courts' rulings have shaped the development of such controversial issues as mandatory vaccination, abortion and the right to die. An extensive collection of important documents is provided, along with a glossary of key people, events, and concepts; a chronology; a table of cases cited; an annotated bibliography; and a comprehensive index.
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 mm
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