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作者 Curry, Lynne, author
書名 Religion, law, and the medical neglect of children in the United States, 1870-2000 : 'the science of the age' / by Lynne Curry
出版項 Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
國際標準書號 9783030246891 (electronic bk.)
9783030246884 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1007/978-3-030-24689-1 doi
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (ix, 197 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
系列 Palgrave studies in the history of childhood
Palgrave studies in the history of childhood
附註 Introduction -- The Physical Child -- The Public Child -- The Metaphysical Child -- The Infected Child -- Children on the Battle Line Between Religion and Medicine -- Children's Medical Care in the Courts -- The Science of the Age
Drawing upon a diverse range of archival evidence, medical treatises, religious texts, public discourses, and legal documents, this book examines the rich historical context in which controversies surrounding the medical neglect of children erupted onto the American scene. It argues that several nineteenth-century developments collided to produce the first criminal prosecutions of parents who rejected medical attendance as a tenet of their religious faith. A view of children as distinct biological beings with particularized needs for physical care had engendered both the new medical practice field of pediatrics and a vigorous child welfare movement that forced legislatures and courts to reconsider public and private responsibility for ensuring children's physical well-being. At the same time, a number of healing religions had emerged to challenge the growing authority of medical doctors and the appropriate role of the state in the realm of child welfare. The rapid proliferation of the new healing churches, and the mixed outcomes of parents' criminal trials, reflected ongoing uneasiness about the increasing presence of science in American life
Host Item Springer eBooks
主題 Child welfare -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Children -- Health and hygiene -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Child welfare -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Children -- Health and hygiene -- United States -- History -- 20th century
US History
Cultural History
Social History
History of Medicine
Childhood, Adolescence and Society
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