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Children and Youth in Sickness and in Health A Historical Handbook and Guide

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ISBN-10: 0313330417

ISBN-13: 9780313330414

Edition: 2004

Authors: Janet Golden, Richard Meckel, Heather Munro Prescott

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Providing the first comprehensive history of child health in the United States, this book offers a thorough historical account of the ways that professionals and the state have addressed child health problems. Six original essays reflect the growing scholarly interest in the history of childhood and youth, particularly issues affecting child health and welfare. These important new essays show how changing patterns of health and disease have responded to and shaped notions of childhood and adolescence as life stages. Until the early 20th century, life-threatening illnesses were a sinister presence in the lives of children of all social classes. Today, many diseases and threats to child…    
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Book details

List price: $74.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 4/30/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.62" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Janet Golden is Professor of History, Rutgers University

Series Foreword
Levels and Trends of Death and Disease in Childhood, 1620 to the Present
Stories of Childhood Health and Disease
A Sound Mind for the Child's Body: the Mental Health of Children and Youth
Children's Health: Caregivers and Sites of Care
Teaching Children About Health
The Federal Government and Child Health
Recounting Health and Illness
Advice on Child Health
Images of Child Health and Providers
Institutions for Children
Mental Hygiene
Child Health and the State
Demographic and Epidemiologic Surveys
Framing Child Death, Disease, and Health
Health Care and Health Care Providers
Child Health, Philanthropy, and the State