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Message in a Bottle

The Making of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674022379

Publication Date: 09/30/2006


240 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

7 halftones, 1 line illustrations, 2 tables


  • 1. “We Realized We Were onto Something”: Naming FAS
  • 2. “Conceived in Gin”: Historical Sightings of Alcohol and Pregnancy
  • 3. “A Clinically Observable Abnormality”: Framing FAS
  • 4. “Not Quite Like Other Children”: FAS, Science, and Medicine
  • 5. “According to the Surgeon General”: Warning Women against Drinking
  • 6. “Tempest in a Cocktail Glass”: Pregnancy Policing and the Media
  • 7. The Thorp Case: Jim Beam on Trial
  • 8. “An Argument That Goes Back to the Womb”: Adoptions, Courtrooms, and FAS Today
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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