The Gothic body: sexuality, materialism, and degeneration at the fin de siècle

@article{Trotter1998TheGB,
  title={The Gothic body: sexuality, materialism, and degeneration at the fin de si{\`e}cle},
  author={David Trotter},
  journal={Medical History},
  year={1998},
  volume={42},
  pages={125 - 126}
}
Martin Pernick, well known in medical historical circles for A calculus of suffering-his book on the history of anaesthetics, has produced with The black stork an appetite-whetting prelude to his intended larger study of American health films. The book takes its title from a 1916 film, The black stork, which told the story of the refusal of a Chicago surgeon Harry Haiselden to operate to save the life of a multiply-disabled baby, born to the blue collar Bollinger family in 1915. Although the… CONTINUE READING