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Title Children's health issues in historical perspective / Cheryl Krasnick Warsh and Veronica Strong-Boag, editors
Published Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 554 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Spotlight on Children; POLITICS; NUTRITION; RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIMENSIONS; EXPERTS; INSTITUTIONS; Selected Bibliography; List of Contributors; Index
Summary From sentimental stories about polio to the latest cherub in hospital commercials, sick children tug at the public's heartstrings. However sick children have not always had adequate medical care or protection. The essays in this book investigate the identification, prevention, and treatment of childhood diseases from the 1800s onwards, in areas ranging from French-colonial Vietnam to nineteenth-century Northern British Columbia, from New Zealand fresh air camps to American health fairs. Themes include: the role of government and/or the private sector in initiating and underwriting child public health programs; the growth of the profession of paediatrics and its views on 'proper' mothering techniques; the role of nationalism, as well as ethnic and racial dimensions in child-saving movements; normative behaviour, social control, and the treatment of 'deviant' children and adolescents; poverty, wealth, and child health measures; and the development of the modern children's hospital.; This liberally illustrated collection reflects the growing academic interest in all aspects of childhood, especially child health, and originates from health care professionals and scholars across the disciplines. An introduction by the editors places the historical themes in context and offers an overview of the contemporary study of children's health
Analysis "Multi-User"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Chiefly English, with two chapters in French
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Subject Alexandra Hospital (Montreal, Québec)
Hôpital Saint-Paul
Pan American Sanitary Bureau.
Child health services -- History.
Children -- Health and hygiene -- History.
Adolescent Health Services -- history.
Ambulatory Care Facilities -- history.
Child Abuse, Sexual -- history.
Child Health Services -- history.
Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena -- history
Communicable Diseases -- history.
Emigration and Immigration -- history.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
Hospitals, Pediatric -- history.
Infant Mortality -- history.
Malnutrition -- history.
School Health Services -- history.
British Columbia.
United States.
Genre/Form Essays.
Form Electronic book
Author Strong-Boag, Veronica Jane.
Warsh, Cheryl Lynn Krasnick, 1957-
ISBN 0889204748 (paperback)
1423743040 (electronic bk.)
9780889204744 (paperback)
9781423743040 (electronic bk.)