The Resource A good time to be born : how science and public health gave children a future, Perri Klass

A good time to be born : how science and public health gave children a future, Perri Klass

Label
A good time to be born : how science and public health gave children a future
Title
A good time to be born
Title remainder
how science and public health gave children a future
Statement of responsibility
Perri Klass
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Only one hundred years ago, in even the world's wealthiest nations, children died in great numbers--of diarrhea, diphtheria, and measles, of scarlet fever and tuberculosis. Throughout history, culture has been shaped by these deaths; diaries and letters recorded them, and writers such as Louisa May Alcott, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Eugene O'Neill wrote about and mourned them. Not even the powerful and the wealthy could escape: of Abraham and Mary Lincoln's four children, only one survived to adulthood, and the first billionaire in history, John D. Rockefeller, lost his beloved grandson to scarlet fever. For children of the poor, immigrants, enslaved people and their descendants, the chances of dying were far worse. The steady beating back of infant and child mortality is one of our greatest human achievements. Interweaving her own experiences as a medical student and doctor, Perri Klass pays tribute to groundbreaking women doctors like Rebecca Lee Crumpler, Mary Putnam Jacobi, and Josephine Baker, and to the nurses, public health advocates, and scientists who brought new approaches and scientific ideas about sanitation and vaccination to families. These scientists, healers, reformers, and parents rewrote the human experience so that--for the first time in human memory--early death is now the exception rather than the rule, bringing about a fundamental transformation in society, culture, and family life" --
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klass, Perri
Dewey number
  • 614.44083
  • 362.19892
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA969
LC item number
.K557 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WA 11 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children
  • Infants
  • Children
  • Medicine
  • Preventive health services
  • Children
  • Children
  • Infants
  • Medicine
  • Preventive health services
Label
A good time to be born : how science and public health gave children a future, Perri Klass
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Postmortem poetry and comfort books : literary echoes of child mortality -- "Maam, have you ever lost a child?" : child death in Civil War America -- "We might wonder that any survive" : mortality, miasmas, and mothers milk -- "Each has a right to live" : educating mothers and keeping babies alive -- "The plague among children" : diphtheria and the doctors -- "Most dreaded of all the diseases" : scarlet fever, strep, and antibiotics -- "Strides of modern medical science" : preventing polio, treating tuberculosis -- The incubator show : life and death in the delivery room and the nursery -- "Something children always have" : measles and chicken pox -- "Safe to sleep" : postwar parents, postwar pediatricians
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780393609998
Lccn
2020022472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1137821310
  • (OCoLC)on1137821310
  • 1970885
Label
A good time to be born : how science and public health gave children a future, Perri Klass
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Postmortem poetry and comfort books : literary echoes of child mortality -- "Maam, have you ever lost a child?" : child death in Civil War America -- "We might wonder that any survive" : mortality, miasmas, and mothers milk -- "Each has a right to live" : educating mothers and keeping babies alive -- "The plague among children" : diphtheria and the doctors -- "Most dreaded of all the diseases" : scarlet fever, strep, and antibiotics -- "Strides of modern medical science" : preventing polio, treating tuberculosis -- The incubator show : life and death in the delivery room and the nursery -- "Something children always have" : measles and chicken pox -- "Safe to sleep" : postwar parents, postwar pediatricians
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780393609998
Lccn
2020022472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1137821310
  • (OCoLC)on1137821310
  • 1970885

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