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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

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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
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" --
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Amazon.com
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10928414
Cataloging source
YDX
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1958-
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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
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True
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  • Children
  • Infants
  • Children
  • Medicine
  • Preventive health services
Target audience
adult
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how science and public health gave children a future
Label
A good time to be born : how science and public health gave children a future, Perri Klass
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Publication
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
Control code
on1137821310
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
Label
A good time to be born : how science and public health gave children a future, Perri Klass
Publication
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
Control code
on1137821310
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

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