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Children's health issues in historical perspective / Cheryl Krasnick Warsh and Veronica Strong-Boag, editors.

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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.
Enfants > Santé, Services de > Histoire.
Enfants > Santé et hygiène > Histoire.
Adolescent Health Services > history.
Ambulatory Care Facilities > history.
Child Abuse, Sexual > history.
Child Health Services > history.
Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena > history.
Child.
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.
Alberta.
Australia.
British Columbia.
Canada.
Ontario.
Quebec.
United States.
Vietnam.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Essays.

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  • ISBN: 1423743040
  • ISBN: 9781423743040
  • ISBN: 0889204748
  • ISBN: 9780889204744
  • ISBN: 1280280832
  • ISBN: 9781280280832
  • ISBN: 9780889209121
  • ISBN: 088920912X
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 554 pages) : illustrations, portraits
  • Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2005.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Language Note: Chiefly English, with two chapters in French.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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