In the fifteen years between the discovery of fetal alcohol syndrome, or FAS, in 1973 and the passage of alcohol beverage warning labels in 1988, FAS transformed from a medical diagnosis between practitioner and pregnant women to a broader societal risk imbued with political and cultural meaning. In this dissertation, I examine how scientific, social, moral, and political narratives dynamically interacted to construct the risk of drinking during pregnancy and the public health response of health warning labels on alcohol.
Erica O’Neil Author:|
Whitney Alexandra Tuoti Editor:|
Arizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia. Publisher:|
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