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History of Children’s Health

Apple, Rima D. 1987. Mothers and medicine: a social history of infant feeding, 1890-1950. Wisconsin publications in the history of science and medicine, no. 7. Madison, Wis: University of Wisconsin Press.

Cone, Thomas E. 1976. 200 years of feeding infants in America. Columbus, Ohio: Ross Laboratories. 

Golden, Janet Lynne, Richard A. Meckel, and Heather Munro Prescott. 2004. Children and youth in sickness and in health: a historical handbook and guide. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press. 

Golden, Janet Lynne. 1996. A social history of wet nursing in America: from breast to bottle. Cambridge history of medicine. Cambridge [England]: Cambridge University Press.

Grotberg, Edith H. 1977. 200 years of children. [Washington]: U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Human Development, Office of Child Development.

King, Charles R. 1993. Children's health in America: a history. Twayne's history of American childhood series. New York: Twayne Publishers. 

Meckel, Richard A. 1990. "Save the babies": American public health reform and the prevention of infant mortality, 1850-1929. The Henry E. Sigerist series in the history of medicine. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Preston, Samuel H., and Michael R. Haines. 1991. Fatal years: child mortality in late nineteenth-century America. NBER series on long-term factors in economic development. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Stern, Alexandra, and Howard Markel. 2002. Formative years: children's health in the United States, 1880-2000. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Warsh, Cheryl Lynn Krasnick, and Veronica Jane Strong-Boag. 2005. Children's health issues in historical perspective. Waterloo, Ont: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. 

History of Pediatrics and Pediatric Subspecialties

Colón, A. R., and P. A. Colón. 1999. Nurturing children: a history of pediatrics. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press.

Cone, Thomas E. 1979. History of American pediatrics. Boston: Little, Brown. 

Garrison, Fielding H., and Arthur Frederick Abt. 1965. History of pediatrics. Philadelphia: Saunders.

Nichols, Buford Lee, Angel Ballabriga, and Norman Kretchmer. 1991. History of pediatrics, 1850-1950. Nestlé Nutrition workshop series, v. 22. Vevey, Switzerland: Nestlé Nutrition.

Prescott, Heather Munro. 1998. A doctor of their own: the history of adolescent medicine. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

Ruhrah, John. 1925. Pediatrics of the past. New York: P.B. Hoeber. 

Still, George Frederic. 1931. The history of paediatrics; the progress of the study of diseases of children up to the end of the XVIIIth century. London: H. Milford, Oxford University Press. 

History of Children and Child-Rearing

Apple, Rima D. 2006. Perfect motherhood: science and childrearing in America. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

Bel Geddes, Joan. 1997. Childhood and children: a compendium of customs, superstitions, theories, profiles, and facts. Phoenix, Ariz: Oryx Press.

Colón, A. R., and P. A. Colón. 2001. A history of children: a socio-cultural survey across millennia. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press.

Crenson, Matthew A. 1998. Building the invisible orphanage: a prehistory of the American welfare system. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

Curry, Lynne. 1999. Modern mothers in the heartland: gender, health, and progress in Illinois, 1900-1930. Columbus: Ohio State University Press.

Frank, Stephen M. 1998. Life with father: parenthood and masculinity in the nineteenth-century American North. Gender relations in the American experience. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Grant, Julia. 1998. Raising baby by the book: the education of American mothers. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Hulbert, Ann. 2003. Raising America: experts, parents, and a century of advice about children. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Illick, Joseph E. 2002. American childhoods. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Levander, Caroline Field, and Carol J. Singley. 2003. The American child: a cultural studies reader. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

Lomax, Elizabeth M. R., Jerome Kagan, and Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz. 1978. Science and patterns of child care. A Series of books in psychology. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman.

Macleod, David I. 1998. The age of the child: children in America, 1890-1920. Twayne's history of American childhood series. New York: Twayne.

Michel, Sonya. 1999. Children's interests/mothers' rights: the shaping of America's child care policy. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Pleck, Elizabeth H. 1987. Domestic tyranny: the making of social policy against family violence from colonial times to the present. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Rose, Elizabeth R. 1999. A mother's job: the history of day care, 1890-1960. New York: Oxford University Press.

Stearns, Peter N. 2006. Childhood in world history. Themes in world history. New York: Routledge. 

Histories of Pediatric and Child Health Organizations

Baker, Jeffrey P., and Howard A. Pearson. 2005. Dedicated to the health of all children. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Bradbury, Dorothy Edith, and Katherine Brownell Oettinger. 1962. Five decades of action for children: a history of the Children's Bureau. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Social Security Administration, Children's Bureau.

Faber, Harold Kniest, and Rustin McIntosh. 1966. History of the American Pediatric Society, 1887-1965, by Harold Kniest Faber and Rustin McIntosh. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Finberg, Laurence, and E. Richard Stiehm. 2006. The American Pediatric Society history of pediatric subspecialties. [The Woodlands, Tex.]: Wolters Kluwer Health.

Halpern, Sydney A. 1988. American pediatrics: the social dynamics of professionalism, 1880-1980. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Hinman, Frank. 1991. American pediatric urology. San Francisco: Norman Pub.

Lindenmeyer, Kriste. 1997. A right to childhood: the U.S. Children's Bureau and child welfare, 1912-46. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Pawluch, Dorothy. 2009. The new pediatrics: a profession in transition. New Brunswick, N.J.: AldineTransaction.

Pearson, Howard A., and Audrey K. Brown. 1988. The Centennial history of the American Pediatric Society, 1888-1988. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Printing Services.

Pearson, Howard A. and Laurence Finberg. 2008. The American Board of Pediatrics, 1933 – 2008. Chapel Hill, NC: American Board of Pediatrics.

Pease, Marshall Carleton. 1952. American Academy of Pediatrics; June 1930 to June 1951. Evanston, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics. 

Diseases and Conditions Affecting Children

Baker, Jeffrey P. 1996. The machine in the nursery: incubator technology and the origins of newborn intensive care. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Cone, Thomas E. 1985. History of the care and feeding of the premature infant. Boston: Little, Brown.

Desmond, Murdina M. 1998. Newborn medicine and society: European background and American practice, 1750-1975. Austin, TX: Eakin Press.

Doershuk, Carl F. 2001. Cystic fibrosis in the 20th century: people, events, and progress. Cleveland, Ohio: AM Pub.

Dorey, Annette K. Vance. 1999. Better baby contests: the scientific quest for perfect childhood health in the early twentieth century. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.

English, Peter C. 1999. Rheumatic fever in America and Britain: a biological, epidemiological, and medical history. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

English, Peter C. 2001. Old paint: a medical history of childhood lead-paint poisoning in the United States to 1980. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Fildes, Valerie A. 1986. Breasts, bottles, and babies: a history of infant feeding. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Gollaher, David. 2000. Circumcision: a history of the world's most controversial surgery. New York: Basic Books.

Hammonds, Evelynn Maxine. 1999. Childhood's deadly scourge: the campaign to control diphtheria in New York City, 1880-1930. Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Jones, Kathleen W. 1999. Taming the troublesome child: American families, child guidance, and the limits of psychiatric authority. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

Laszlo, John. 1995. The cure of childhood leukemia: into the age of miracles. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

Lindee, M. Susan. 2005. Moments of truth in genetic medicine. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Oakley, Ann. 1986. The Captured womb: a history of the medical care of pregnant women. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

Pearson, Howard A. 1985. Lectures on the diseases of children by Eli Ives, M.D.: professor of materia medica ... the Medical Institution of Yale College New Haven, Connecticut 1813-1852. New Haven, Ct: Yale University School of Medicine, Dept. of Pediatrics.

Pernick, Martin S. 1996. The black stork: eugenics and the death of "defective" babies in American medicine and motion pictures since 1915. New York: Oxford University Press.

United States. 1974. Children's Bureau studies. Children and youth: social problems and social policy. New York: Arno Press.

Wailoo, Keith. 2001. Dying in the city of the blues : sickle cell anemia and the politics of race and health. Studies in social medicine. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Warren, Christian. 2000. Brush with death: a social history of lead poisoning. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. 

Vaccines and Infectious Diseases 

Allen, Arthur. 2007. Vaccine: the controversial story of medicine's greatest lifesaver. New York: W.W. Norton.

Colgrove, James Keith. 2006. State of immunity: the politics of vaccination in twentieth-century America. California/Milbank books on health and the public, 16. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Daniel, Thomas M., and Frederick C. Robbins. 1997. Polio. Rochester, N.Y.: University of Rochester Press.

Gould, Tony. 1995. A summer plague: polio and its survivors. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Halpern, Sydney A. 2004. Lesser harms: the morality of risk in medical research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Oshinsky, David M. 2005. Polio: an American story. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Sass, Edmund J., George Gottfried, and Anthony Sorem. 1996. Polio's legacy: an oral history. Lanham [Md.]: University Press of America.

Seavey, Nina Gilden, Jane S. Smith, and Paul Wagner. 1998. A paralyzing fear: the triumph over polio in America. New York: TV Books. 

Biographies of Pediatricians

Abt, Isaac A. 1944. Baby doctor. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co.

Bloom, Lynn Z. 1972. Doctor Spock; biography of a conservative radical. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill.

Davison, Wilburt Cornell, Jay M. Arena, and John P. McGovern. 1980. Davison of Duke: his reminiscences. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Medical Center.

Duffus, R. L., and L. Emmett Holt. 1974. L. Emmett Holt; pioneer of a children's century. Children and youth: social problems and social policy. New York: Arno Press.

Elders, M. Joycelyn, and David Chanoff. 1996. Joycelyn Elders, M.D.: from sharecropper's daughter to surgeon general of the United States of America. New York: Morrow.

Goldbloom, Alton. 1959. Small patients: the autobiography of a children's doctor. Philadelphia: Lippincott.

Klass, Perri. 2010. Baby doctor: a pediatrician's training. New York: Kaplan Pub.

McCarthy, Claire. 1995. Learning how the heart beats: the making of a pediatrician. New York, N.Y.: Viking.

Miller, G. Wayne. 1993. The work of human hands: Hardy Hendren and surgical wonder at Children's Hospital. New York: Random House.

Spock, Benjamin, and Mary Morgan. 1989. Spock on Spock: a memoir of growing up with the century. New York: Pantheon Books.

Truax, Rhoda. 1952. The doctors Jacobi. Boston: Little, Brown.

Veeder, Borden S. 1957. Pediatric profiles. St. Louis: Mosby.

Yow, Martha Dukes. 1997. Balancing act: memoir of a Southern woman doctor. Austin, Tex: Eakin Press. 
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