A Social History
"Vostral’s excellent and accessible book is the first to address Toxic Shock Syndrome. She helpfully situates it within the history of the women’s health movement, which challenged TSS through Our Bodies, Ourselves and other fora. Beautifully written, Toxic Shock melds feminist science and technology studies with careful attention to how 'health' works politically, culturally, and affectively. It is a superb addition to the women’s health and biopolitics literature."
—Monica J. Casper, Co-editor of Critical Trauma Studies
"This deft study of technology, disease, and consumer capitalism illuminates the centrality of shame in the history of U.S. women's health and health policy. The story of Toxic Shock Syndrome is as necessary as it is painful—a harbinger, Vostral shows, of other medical injuries to come."
—Rebecca Herzig, Author of Plucked: A History of Hair Removal
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