Devices And Desires

Devices And Desires

A History Of Contraceptives In America

Book - 2001
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In Devices and Desires, Andrea Tone breaks new ground by showing what it was really like to buy, produce, and use contraceptives during a century of profound social and technological change. A down-and-out sausage-casing worker by day who turned surplus animal intestines into a million-dollar condom enterprise at night; inventors who fashioned cervical caps out of watch springs; and a mother of six who kissed photographs of the inventor of the Pill -- these are just a few of the individuals who make up this riveting story.
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780809038176
080903817X
Branch Call Number: 363.96
Characteristics: xvii, 366 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm

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