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The Resource Every child a lion : the origins of maternal and infant health policy in the United States and France, 1890-1920, Alisa Klaus

Every child a lion : the origins of maternal and infant health policy in the United States and France, 1890-1920, Alisa Klaus

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Every child a lion : the origins of maternal and infant health policy in the United States and France, 1890-1920
Title
Every child a lion
Title remainder
the origins of maternal and infant health policy in the United States and France, 1890-1920
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Alisa Klaus
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of Aesop's fables tells of the fox who taunted the lion about having so few children. "Yes," the lion replies, "but every child is a lion." This dispute is particularly appropriate to Alisa Klaus's comparative account of the early history of maternal and child welfare programs in the United States and France over a thirty-year period. Klaus focuses on the efforts of legislators, physicians, and women's organizations to reduce the infant mortality rate through such measures as maternal education, the distribution of clean milk, routine medical examinations of healthy children, and maternity leaves. Her central concerns include the ways in which pronatalism in France and fears of "race suicide" in the United States shaped public and professional intervention in reproduction, and the influence of women's organizations on social policy in two different institutional and political settings. The author argues that the French population crisis, resulting from a turn-of-the-century decline in the birth rate and a national preoccupation with German militarism and its threat to France, stimulated an intense interest in maternal and child welfare that was never duplicated in the United States. She shows that because infant mortality did not have the kind of national political implications in the United States that it had in France, it provoked far less interest among U.S. politicians and doctors (excepting a small group of public health activists, pediatricians, and obstetricians). She points out that female activists' efforts to place infant care on the national political agenda in the United States resulted in the identification of these matters as "women's issues" far more than in France, with profound implications for the evolution of the welfare state in each country. Every Child a Lion will find appreciative readers among women's historians, historians interested in public health and medicine, and social and political historians of France and the United States
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1956-
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Klaus, Alisa
Dewey number
362.1/9892/010973
Index
index present
LC call number
RJ102
LC item number
.K5 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1993 A-334
  • WA 310
NLM item number
K63e 1993
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  • Infant health services
  • Infant health services
  • Maternal health services
  • Maternal health services
  • Child Health Services
  • Health Policy
  • Maternal Health Services
  • France
  • United States
  • United States
  • Moederschapszorg
  • Zuigelingenzorg
  • Gesundheitsvorsorge
  • Kind
  • Mutter
  • Nourrissons
  • Nourrissons
  • Mères
  • Mères
  • USA
  • Frankreich
Label
Every child a lion : the origins of maternal and infant health policy in the United States and France, 1890-1920, Alisa Klaus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Infant Mortality and Social Reform -- 1. Pronatalism, Eugenics, and Infant Mortality -- 2. Puericulteurs and Pediatricians: The Medical Supervision of Infant Health -- 3. French and American Women and Infant Health -- 4. American Women and the "Better Baby" Movement -- 5. French Public Policy and Motherhood, 1890-1914 -- 6. "Baby's Health - Civic Wealth": The Work of the U.S. Children's Bureau -- 7. "Bread, Bullets, and Babies": Saving the Next Generation in France and the United States -- Conclusion: Comparative Issues in Maternal and Infant Health Policy
Control code
26721835
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780801424472
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92034682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1536481
Label
Every child a lion : the origins of maternal and infant health policy in the United States and France, 1890-1920, Alisa Klaus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: Infant Mortality and Social Reform -- 1. Pronatalism, Eugenics, and Infant Mortality -- 2. Puericulteurs and Pediatricians: The Medical Supervision of Infant Health -- 3. French and American Women and Infant Health -- 4. American Women and the "Better Baby" Movement -- 5. French Public Policy and Motherhood, 1890-1914 -- 6. "Baby's Health - Civic Wealth": The Work of the U.S. Children's Bureau -- 7. "Bread, Bullets, and Babies": Saving the Next Generation in France and the United States -- Conclusion: Comparative Issues in Maternal and Infant Health Policy
Control code
26721835
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780801424472
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92034682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1536481

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