Jarring Bodies: Thoughts on the Display of Unusual Anatomies

Alice Domurat Dreger, “Jarring Bodies:  Thoughts on the Display of Unusual Anatomies,” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, vol. 43, no. 2 [Winter 2000], pp. 161-172.

This article unpacks medical display and its implications for people born with what get labeled “birth defects”. It won the Dwight J. Ingle Memorial Award for Young Writers from Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, and led to an associate editorship for me with this journal. The Award actually came in the form of a beautiful, cherry red, Waechtersbach butterdish after which I had been lusting.  An associate editorship AND a gorgeous butterdish!  Who says men don’t know what women want?