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Rothman, Sheila M.

Overview
Works: 33 works in 138 publications in 1 language and 6,864 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Vital statistics  Statistics‚Ä°vMedical  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Compiler
Classifications: HQ1420, 301.4120973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sheila M Rothman
Woman's proper place : a history of changing ideals and practices, 1870 to the present by Sheila M Rothman( Book )

13 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in the shadow of death : tuberculosis and the social experience of illness in American history by Sheila M Rothman( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheila M. Rothman documents a fascinating story. Each generation had its own special view of the origins, transmission, and therapy for the disease, definitions that reflected not only medical knowledge but views on gender obligations, religious beliefs, and community responsibilities. In general, Rothman points out, tenacity and resolve, not passivity or resignation, marked people's response to illness and to their physicians
The pursuit of perfection : the promise and perils of medical enhancement by Sheila M Rothman( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: What does it mean to live in a time when medical science can not only cure the human body but also reshape it? How should we as individuals and as a society respond to new drugs and genetic technologies? Sheila and David Rothman address these questions with a singular blend of history and analysis, taking us behind the scenes to explain how scientific research, medical practice, drug company policies, and a quest for peak performance combine to exaggerate potential benefits and minimize risks. They present a fascinating and factual story from the rise of estrogen and testosterone use in the 1920s and 1930s to the frenzy around liposuction and growth hormone to the latest research into the genetics of aging. The Rothmans reveal what happens when physicians view patients' unhappiness and dissatisfaction with their bodies-short stature, thunder thighs, aging-as though they were diseases to be treated. The Pursuit of Perfection takes us from the early days of endocrinology (the belief that you are your hormones) to today's frontier of genetic enhancements (the idea that you are your genes). It lays bare the always complicated and sometimes compromised positions of science, medicine, and commerce. This is the book to read before signing on for the latest medical fix
The Willowbrook wars by David J Rothman( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Willowbrook Wars is an account of the effort to close down a scandal-ridden institution and return its 5,400 handicapped residents to communities in New York. The wars began in 1972 with Geraldo Rivera's televised raid on the Willowbrook State School. They continued for three years in a federal courtroom, with civil libertarian lawyers persuading a conservative and conscience-stricken judge to expand the rights of the disabled, and they culminated in a 1975 consent decree, with the state of New York pledging to accomplish the unprecedented assignment in six years." "From 1975 to 1982, David and Sheila Rothman observed this remarkable chapter in American reform of mental disabilities care. Would the state live up to its agreement without "dumping" residents into other nightmarish institutions? Would the lawyers prove as interested in meeting client needs as in securing client rights? Could a tradition-bound bureaucracy create a new network of community services? And finally, would a governor and a legislature tolerate such outside intervention, and if so, for how long? In answering these questions, The Willowbrook Wars takes us behind the scenes to clarify the role of the judiciary, the fate of the underprivileged, and the potential for social justice." "In their new afterword, the authors bring the story up to date, describing the results of the closing of the institution in 1987 from the experiences of integrating the former residents into communities to the legal battles between the state of New York and advocates for the mentally handicapped."--BOOK JACKET
Trust is not enough : bringing human rights to medicine by David J Rothman( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the last half-century many international declarations have proclaimed health care to be a fundamental human right. But high aspirations repeatedly confront harsh realities, in societies both rich and poor. To illustrate this disparity, David and Sheila Rothman bring together stories from their investigations around the world into medical abuses. A central theme runs through their account: how the principles of human rights, including bodily integrity, informed consent, and freedom from coercion, should guide physicians and governments in dealing with patients and health care."--Jacket
Sources of the American social tradition by David J Rothman( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On their own; the poor in modern America by David J Rothman( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Family( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Origins of adoption( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Low wages and great sins : two antebellum American views on prostitution and the working girl( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Consumers' League of New York : behind the scenes of women's work( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divorce : the first debates( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risks for the single woman in the city( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dangers of education : sexism and the origins of women's colleges( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in prison, 1834-1928( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Congress of Mothers : the first conventions by 1897 - 3, 1899) National Congress of Mothers (1( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maternal mortality in New York City and Philadelphia, 1931-1933( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sources of the American social tradition by David J Rothman( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's hospitals in the progressive era : two investigations of substandard conditions( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eve's daughters : or, Common sense for maid, wife, and mother by Marion Harland( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The pursuit of perfection : the promise and perils of medical enhancement
Alternative Names
Miller, Sheila

Rothman, Sheila

Languages
English (115)

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The pursuit of perfection : the promise and perils of medical enhancementThe Willowbrook warsTrust is not enough : bringing human rights to medicine