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Healing the World's Children


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Acknowledgments Introduction / Cynthia Comacchio, Janet Golden, and George Weisz Part One historical perspectives on child health 1 North American Perspectives on the History of Child Health in the Twentieth Century / Neil Sutherland; 2 Recent Work on the History of Childhood in Europe / Catherine Rollet; 3 Latin American Infant and Child Health Historiography / Anne-Emanuelle Birn P art Two constructing health and disability 4 AIDs Orphans, Raped Babies and Suffering Children: The Moral Construction of Childhood in Post-Apartheid South Africa / Didier Fassin; 5 Selling Disability in Twentieth Century United States: Tools of the Trade / Laurie Block Part three hearing children's voices 6 "It's back": Children With Cancer Talking about Their Disease, Themselves and Their Options for Care and Treatment / Myra Bluebond-Langner and Megan Nordquest Schwallie; 7 Size Matters: Medical Experts, Educators, and the Provision of Health Services to Children in Early to Mid-Twentieth Century English Canada / Mona Gleason Part four measuring child health 8 More Than the Names Have Changed: Exploring the Historical Epidemiology of Intellectual Disability in the United States / Jeffrey P. Brosco; 9 Politics, Policy, and the Measuring of Child Health: Child Malnutrition in the Great Depression / Richard A. Meckel Part five representing children in health and sickness 10 When the Children are Sick, So Is Society: Dr Norman Bethune and the Montreal Circle of Artists / Loren Lerner; 11 From the Final Sleep to the First Steps: Postmortem Portraiture and Childhood and Amateur Photography / Vincent Lavoie Contributors; Index

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A collection of essays, historical and contemporary, on the health and healing of children around the world.

About the Author

Cynthia Comacchio, professor of history, Wilfrid Laurier University, is the author of 'Nations Are Built of Babies': Saving Ontario's Mothers and Children, 1900-40, The Infinite Bonds of Family: Domesticity in Canada, 1850-1940, and The Dominion of Youth: Adolescence and the Making of Modern Canada, 1920-50.


"Essays that seek to include the voices of children are particularly admirable. Healing the World's Children is an original and worthwhile contribution." Geoffrey Reaume, author of Lyndhurst and Remembrance of Patients Past

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