Formative years : children's health in the United States, 1880-2000


  • David Murray Cowie Symposium on the History of Pediatrics and Child Health in America (2000 : Ann Arbor, Mich.)

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  • Creator edited by Alexandra Minna Stern, Howard Markel
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2002] ©2002
  • Physical Details
    • xvi, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780472112685, 0472112686
  • OCLC ocm48215300


  • Updated and edited papers from the David Murray Cowie Symposium on the History of Pediatrics and Child Health in America, held Sept. 2000 in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Bibliography: pages 283-287.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Abraham Jacobi and the origins of scientific pediatrics in America / Russell Viner -- For the welfare of children : the origins of the relationship between U.S. public health workers and pediatricians / Howard Markel -- Technology in the nursery : incubators, ventilators, and the rescue of premature infants / Jeffrey P. Baker -- Weight charts and well child care : when the pediatrician became the expert in child health / Jeffrey P. Brosco -- Better babies contests at the Indiana state fair : child health, scientific motherhood, and eugenics in the midwest, 1920-35 / Alexandra Minna Stern --"I was a teenage dwarf" : the social construction of "normal" adolescent growth and development in the United States / Heather Munro Prescott -- Going to school, getting sick : the social and medical construction of school diseases in the late nineteenth century / Richard Meckel -- Pathway to health : juvenile diabetes and the origins of managerial medicine / Chris Feudtner -- The discovery of child sexual abuse in America / Hughes Evans -- Framework as prison : interpreting fetal alcohol syndrome in the late twentieth century / Janet Golden
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