32_Fetal_Alcohol_Syndrome_2005

32_Fetal_Alcohol_Syndrome_2005 - ISS 210 Dr. Handrick...

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ISS 210 Dr. Handrick Lecture Notes III. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome A. Effects of Alcohol on Fetal Development (Sources: The Broken Cord by Michael Dorris (1989). Also, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects by Dr. Ernest L. Abel (1984, 1987). 1. Historical Recognition of the Disease a) Old Testament (Judges:13-) Mano'ah's barren wife is told "Behold you shall conceive and bear a son, so drink no wine nor strong drink . .." b) Aristotle in Problemata noted that "foolish, drunken or harebrained women for the most part bring forth children like unto themselves, difficult and listless. ... Children should not be made in bodies saturated in drunkenness. c) During the "gin epidemic" in England (1720-1750), the Royal College of Physicians warned that parental drinking was a "cause of weak, feeble, and distempered children. 2. Modern Discovery of the Disease a) Social drinking is part of American culture and many doctors supported the drinking habits of their patients: an occasional drink
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2008 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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