A Brief History of Awareness of the Link Between Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Using sources ranging from the biblical Book of Judges (pre-1700) up until the first public health bulletin (1977), we seek to provide an overview of the academic debate around early historical accounts ostensibly attributed to the awareness of alcohol as a prenatal teratogen as well as to describe the social and political influences that sculpted developments leading to the public recognition of FASD.

Year of Publication: 2018

Authors: Jasmine Brown, Roger Bland, Egon Jonsson, Andrew Greenshaw