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Saving Sickly Children: The Tuberculosis Preventorium in American Life, 1909-1970 (Critical Issues in Health and Medicine)

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Known as "The Great Killer" and "The White Plague," few diseases influenced American life as much as tuberculosis. Sufferers migrated to mountain or desert climates believed to ameliorate symptoms. Architects designed homes with sleeping porches and verandas so sufferers could spend time in the open air. The disease even developed its own consumer culture complete with invalid beds, spittoons, sputum collection devices, and disinfectants. The "preventorium," an institution designed to protect children from the ravages of the disease, emerged in this era of Progressive ideals in public health.

In this book, Cynthia A. Connolly provides a provocative analysis of public health and family welfare through the lens of the tuberculosis preventorium. This unique facility was intended to prevent TB in indigent children from families labeled irresponsible or at risk for developing the disease. Yet, it also held deeply rooted assumptions about class, race, and ethnicity. Connolly goes further to explain how the child-saving themes embedded in the preventorium movement continue to shape children's health care delivery and family policy in the United States.

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In this book, Cynthia A. Connolly provides a provocative analysis of public health and family welfare through the lens of the tuberculosis preventorium. This unique facility was intended to prevent TB in indigent children from families labeled irresponsible or at risk for developing the disease. Yet, it also held deeply rooted assumptions about class, race, and ethnicity. Connolly goes further to explain how the child-saving themes embedded in the preventorium movement continue to shape children's health care delivery and family policy in the United States.

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CYNTHIA A. CONNOLLY is an associate professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813542676
Author:
Connolly, Cynthia A.
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Subject:
Children
Subject:
History
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Infectious Diseases
Subject:
History, 20th Century - United States
Subject:
Child -- United States.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-History of Medicine
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Critical Issues in Health and Medicine
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 illustrations
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In this book, Cynthia A. Connolly provides a provocative analysis of public health and family welfare through the lens of the tuberculosis preventorium. This unique facility was intended to prevent TB in indigent children from families labeled irresponsible or at risk for developing the disease. Yet, it also held deeply rooted assumptions about class, race, and ethnicity. Connolly goes further to explain how the child-saving themes embedded in the preventorium movement continue to shape children's health care delivery and family policy in the United States.
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