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Title Growing pains : childhood illness in Ireland 1750-1950 / editors, Anne Mac Lellan, Alice Mauger
Published Kildare, Ireland : Irish Academic Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 254 pages :) : illustrations
Contents Prelims; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; List of Figures and Tables; List of Plates; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; INTRODUCTION: Contents of Childhood Illness in Ireland; CHAPTER 1; Children's Smallpox and Inoculation Procedures in Eighteenth-Century Ireland; CHAPTER 2; Children's Hospital Services in Victorian Dublin: The Role of the Institution for the Diseases of Children (1822-1886); CHAPTER 3; The Gentle Application of Mercury: Treatment of Children at the Westmoreland Lock Hospital, Dublin, in the Mid-Nineteenth Century; CHAPTER 4
'And So To Bed': Tuberculosis in Children in Ireland, 1920-1950Notes; Index; Plate Section
Childhood Opthalmia in Irish Workshouses, 1849-1861CHAPTER 5; Children and the Falling Sickness, Ireland, 1850-1904; CHAPTER 6; Constructing 'Moral Hospitals': Improving Bodies and Minds in Irish Reformatories and Industrial Schools, C. 1851-1890; CHAPTER 7; The Penny Test: Tuberculin Testing and Paediatric Practice in Ireland, 1900-1960; CHAPTER 8; Rickets and Irish Children: Dr Ella Webb and the Early Work of the Children's Sunshine Home, 1925-1946; CHAPTER 9; Through the Eyes of a Child: 'Spanish' Influenza Remembered by Survivors; CHAPTER 10
Summary Despite the immense interest sparked by recent child abuse and orphan vaccination trials, the history of childhood illness in Ireland has remained largely hidden. Spanning two centuries, Growing Pains is the first history of Ireland's unique social, cultural, and political responses to safeguarding childhood health and treating physically, psychologically, and socially vulnerable children. The book also investigates medical management in the home, hospitals, reformatories, industrial schools, and workhouses - places where treatments ranged from the unorthodox to the experimental. Growing Pa
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Children -- Diseases -- Ireland -- History.
Children -- Health and hygiene -- Ireland -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Mac Lellan, Anne.
Mauger, Alice.
ISBN 0716532050 (electronic bk.)
9780716532057 (electronic bk.)