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Author Kertzer, David I., 1948-

Title Amalia's tale : an impoverished peasant woman, an ambitious attorney, and a fight for justice / David I. Kertzer.

Imprint Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    344.4541 KER    Available
Description xii, 237 pages ; 21 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-227) and index.
Contents An unexpected visitor -- The fateful day -- The first signs -- Suing the count -- The mercury treatment -- The trial begins -- Disputing the doctor -- The parade of the syphilitic peasants -- The psychiatrist's attack -- The miserly syphilologist -- A new champion -- Conflicting opinions -- The tribunal decides -- Amalia's appeal -- The loan -- The counteroffensive -- Mixed news from the supreme court -- A split decision -- A staggering sum -- Amalia's lawyer submits his bill -- Lives lost and lives saved -- Aristocrats, lawyers, doctors, and peasants : Amalia looks back.
Summary Examines a nineteenth-century court case in which attorney Augusto Barbieri took on the case of Amalia Bagnacavalli, an impoverished peasant woman from Bologna, Italy, who contracted syphilis from the sickly baby she had been forced to wet nurse.
Subject Bagnacavalli, Amalia -- Trials, litigation, etc. -- History.
Barbieri, Augusto.
Bologna (Italy) -- Trials, litigation, etc. -- History.
Trials (Malpractice) -- Italy -- Bologna -- History.
Medical personnel -- Malpractice -- Italy -- Bologna -- History.
Medical laws and legislation -- Italy -- Criminal provisions.
Negligence, Criminal -- Italy.
Lawyers -- Italy -- Bologna -- History.
Genre/Form Trial and arbitral proceedings.
Note Subtitle on jacket: A poor peasant, an ambitious attorney, and a fight for justice
ISBN 9780618551064 (alk. paper)
0618551069 (alk. paper)

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