Toxic Shock: A Social History

Toxic Shock: A Social History➵ [Reading] ➷ Toxic Shock: A Social History By Sharra L Vostral ➪ – Heartforum.co.uk A history of Toxic Shock SyndromeIn , doctors in Denver, Colorado observed several healthy children who suddenly and mysteriously developed a serious, life threatening illness with no visible source T A history of Toxic Shock A Social PDF/EPUB ë SyndromeIn , doctors in Denver, Colorado observed several healthy children who suddenly and mysteriously developed a serious, life threatening illness with no visible source Their condition, which doctors dubbed toxic shock syndrome TSS was rare, but observed with increasing frequency over the next Toxic Shock: PDF or few years in young women, and was soon learned to be associated with a bacterium and the use of high absorbency tampons that had only recently gone on the market In , the Centers for Disease Control identified Rely tampons, produced by Procter Gamble, as having the greatest association Shock: A Social PDF ✓ with TSS over every other tampon, and the company withdrew them from the market To this day, however, women are frequently warned about contracting TSS through tampon use, even though very few cases are diagnosed each yearHistorian Sharra Vostral s Toxic Shock is the first and definitive history of TSS Vostral shows how commercial interests negatively affected women s health outcomes the insufficient testing of the first super absorbency tampon how TSS became a women s disease, for which women must constantly monitor their own bodies Further, Vostral discusses the awkward, veiled and vague ways public health officials and the media discussed the risks of contracting TSS through tampon use because of social taboos around discussing menstruation, and how this has hampered regulatory actions and health communication around TSS, tampon use, and product safetyA study at the intersection of public health and social history, Toxic Shock brings to light the complexities behind a stigmatized and under discussed issue in women s reproductive health Importantly, Vostral warns that as we move forward with and joint replacements, implants, and internal medical devices, we must understand the relationship of technology to bacteria and recognize that both can be active agents within the human body In other words, unexpected consequences and risks of bacteria and technology interacting with each other remain.

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    Toxic Shock: A Social History Kindle ✓ A Social TSS Vostral shows how commercial interests negatively affected women s health outcomes the insufficient testing of the first super absorbency tampon how TSS became a women s disease, for which women must constantly monitor their own bodies Further, Vostral discusses the awkward, veiled and vague ways public health officials and the media discussed the risks of contracting TSS through tampon use because of social taboos around discussing menstruation, and how this has hampered regulatory actions and health communication around TSS, tampon use, and product safetyA study at the intersection of public health and social history, Toxic Shock brings to light the complexities behind a stigmatized and under discussed issue in women s reproductive health Importantly, Vostral warns that as we move forward with and joint replacements, implants, and internal medical devices, we must understand the relationship of technology to bacteria and recognize that both can be active agents within the human body In other words, unexpected consequences and risks of bacteria and technology interacting with each other remain."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Toxic Shock: A Social History
  • Sharra L Vostral
  • 11 May 2019
  • 1479877840

10 thoughts on “Toxic Shock: A Social History

  1. Catherine Roberts says:

    Extremely thorough and fascinating history of the science and politics surrounding toxic shock syndrome Plenty of jaw dropping facts and anecdotes here, and the book covers history which has significant repercussions today What may be most eye opening is how corporations have managed to shift the blame for any modern TSS cases from their own potentially lethal products onto the people using them.

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