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The Resource Children's health in America : a history, Charles R. King

Children's health in America : a history, Charles R. King

Label
Children's health in America : a history
Title
Children's health in America
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Charles R. King
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What greater investment can a nation make than in the health of its children? Yet tragically, until the twentieth century nearly half of all children in the United States died before reaching adolescence. The history of children's health in America - its evalutian from the rudimentary ministrations of colonial times to the comprehensive care afforded children today - is a fascinating story, not just of medical advances but of society's changing perspectives and emphases, and of the roles religion, philosophy, and science have played in children's health care. "To understand the history of children's health in America, we must move beyond political campaigns, industrialization, and even the startling science of the physician and instead emphasize the home and the hearth as much more dramatic determinants of the health of American children," asserts Charles R. King, M.D., in this inaugural volume in Twayne's History of American Childhood Series. Arranged chronologically, the book provides an absorbing survey of children's health from colonial times to the present - from the influence of Rousseau to the focus on motherhood, from the rise of "pediatrists" to the growth of the "child saving" movement, and from the 1921 legislation heralding the government's first major involvement in children's health to the tremendous achievements of modern pediatric science and the growing recognition that children's health encompasses sociocultural as well as medical issues. Meticulously researched and illuminated with numerous quotations from child-rearing manuals, diaries, and letters, Children's Health in America will be of value to historians, health care professionals, students - and all those interested in the well-being of American children, past and present. Included in the volume are illustrations, a chronology, and suggestions for further reading. -- Book jacket
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Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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1947-
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King, Charles R.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Twayne's history of American childhood series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child health services
  • Child health services
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Child Care
  • Child Health Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Pediatrics
  • Child Health Services
  • Child Care
  • Child Welfare
  • Pediatrics
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Children's health in America : a history, Charles R. King
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Physician to body and soul -- 2. Republican motherhood -- 3. Child saving -- 4. The rise of the pediatrist -- 5. Cleanliness is next to godliness -- 6. The century of the child -- 7. The whole child, body and soul
Control code
27435126
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780805741018
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1577206
Label
Children's health in America : a history, Charles R. King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Physician to body and soul -- 2. Republican motherhood -- 3. Child saving -- 4. The rise of the pediatrist -- 5. Cleanliness is next to godliness -- 6. The century of the child -- 7. The whole child, body and soul
Control code
27435126
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780805741018
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1577206

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