Formative Years: Children's Health in the United States, 1880-2000

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Alexandra Minna Stern, Howard Markel
University of Michigan Press, Dec 18, 2009 - Medical - 392 pages
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Alexandra Minna Stern is Associate Director of the Center for the History of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and American Culture at the University of Michigan. Howard Markel is the George Edward Wantz Professor of the History of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, and Professor of History at the University of Michigan, and Director of the Center for the History of Medicine.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Pediatrics as a Specialty
21
Abraham Jacobi and the Origins of Scientific Pediatrics in America
23
The Origins of the Relationship between US Public Health Workers and Pediatricians
47
Incubators Ventilators and the Rescue of Premature Infants
66
Standardizing the Child
89
When the Pediatrician Became the Expert in Child Health
91
Child Health Scientific Motherhood and Eugenics in the Midwest 192035
121
Discovering New Diseases in Children
183
The Social and Medical Construction of School Diseases in the Late Nineteenth Century
185
Juvenile Diabetes and the Origins of Managerial Medicine
208
The Discovery of Child Sexual Abuse in America
233
Interpreting Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in the Late Twentieth Century
260
Bibliography and Suggested Reading
283
Index
289
Copyright

The Social Construction of Normal Adolescent Growth and Development in the United States
153

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About the author (2009)

Alexandra Minna Stern is Associate Director, Center for the History of Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and American Culture at the University of Michigan. She is coeditor, with Howard Markel, of "Formative Years: Children's Health in the United States, 1880-2000 " (2002).

Howard Markel is an associate professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, and Director of the Historical Center for the Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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