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Women and Children First (Routledge Revivals) : International Maternal and Infant Welfare, 1870-1945

By: Fildes, Valerie.
Contributor(s): Marks, Lara | Marland, Hilary.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Revivals: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (570 p.).ISBN: 9781135050160.Subject(s): Child Health Services -- history | Health Policy -- history | Infant health services -- History -- 19th century | Infant health services -- History -- 20th century | Infant Welfare -- history | Maternal and infant welfare -- Government policy | Maternal health services -- History -- 19th century | Maternal health services -- History -- 20th century | Maternal Health Services -- history | Maternal Welfare -- historyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women and Children First (Routledge Revivals) : International Maternal and Infant Welfare, 1870-1945DDC classification: 362.1/982/009 | 362.1982009 LOC classification: RG940 .W66 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Preface and acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Some international features of maternal mortality, 1880-1950; Maternal mortality as a major problem; The causes of maternal mortality: sepsis and abortion; Regional and international comparisons; England and Wales; The United States; The fall in maternal mortality, 1937-50; Acknowledgements; Notes
2. Maternity care and the threat of puerperal fever in Sydney, 1870-1939The threat of puerperal fever; Knowledge of aetiology; Regulation of midwives; Legislation; The medical profession and the defence of private medicine; Defects in the maternity care system; The influence of other factors on mortality; Conclusion; Acknowledgement; Notes; 3. Mothers, babies and hospitals: 'The London' and the provision of maternity care in East London, 1870-1939; The availability of maternity care and the constraints attached to hospital provision; Standards of hospital care and inpatient treatment
Services providedThe London's social welfare schemes; Fees charged and the response of patients to The London's services; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; 4. The medicalization of motherhood: doctors and infant welfare in the Netherlands, 1901-1930; Trends shaping infant welfare services; The organization of infant welfare work; The propaganda message and the development of maternity services; The message received; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; 5. 'The infant soldier': early child welfare efforts in Ontario; Early child welfare efforts in Canada; The Great War and child welfare
The creation of child welfare servicesSignificance and results of the child welfare movement; Acknowledgements; Notes; 6. 'Why does Congress wish women and children to die?': the rise and fall of public maternal and infant health care in the United States, 1921-1929; Notes; 7. Ephemeral lives: the unremitting infant mortality of colonial Burma, 1891-1941; Infant nutrition; Infant disease; The British response; Notes; 8. Women and the state: maternal and child welfare in colonial Malaya, 1900-1940; The social context of infant mortality in Malaya; Midwifery and the state
The state enters the homeEducating mothers of the future: domestic education in schools; Conclusion: women and the state; Acknowledgements; Notes; 9. 'Getting close to the hearts of mothers': medical missionaries among African women and children in Johannesburg between the wars; Introduction; Reef Africans and healing; Mission medicine for mothers and babies: Anglicans and 'Princess Alice'; The American Board: Alexandra and the Bridgman Memorial Hospital; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes
10. 'Dangerous motherhood': maternity care and the gendered construction of Afrikaner identity, 1904-1939
Summary: First published in 1992, this book explores the efforts to counteract the high maternal and infant death rates present between the end of the nineteenth century and the Second World War. It looks at the problem in five different continents and shows the varying approaches used by the governments, institutions and individuals in those countries.
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Preface and acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Some international features of maternal mortality, 1880-1950; Maternal mortality as a major problem; The causes of maternal mortality: sepsis and abortion; Regional and international comparisons; England and Wales; The United States; The fall in maternal mortality, 1937-50; Acknowledgements; Notes

2. Maternity care and the threat of puerperal fever in Sydney, 1870-1939The threat of puerperal fever; Knowledge of aetiology; Regulation of midwives; Legislation; The medical profession and the defence of private medicine; Defects in the maternity care system; The influence of other factors on mortality; Conclusion; Acknowledgement; Notes; 3. Mothers, babies and hospitals: 'The London' and the provision of maternity care in East London, 1870-1939; The availability of maternity care and the constraints attached to hospital provision; Standards of hospital care and inpatient treatment

Services providedThe London's social welfare schemes; Fees charged and the response of patients to The London's services; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; 4. The medicalization of motherhood: doctors and infant welfare in the Netherlands, 1901-1930; Trends shaping infant welfare services; The organization of infant welfare work; The propaganda message and the development of maternity services; The message received; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; 5. 'The infant soldier': early child welfare efforts in Ontario; Early child welfare efforts in Canada; The Great War and child welfare

The creation of child welfare servicesSignificance and results of the child welfare movement; Acknowledgements; Notes; 6. 'Why does Congress wish women and children to die?': the rise and fall of public maternal and infant health care in the United States, 1921-1929; Notes; 7. Ephemeral lives: the unremitting infant mortality of colonial Burma, 1891-1941; Infant nutrition; Infant disease; The British response; Notes; 8. Women and the state: maternal and child welfare in colonial Malaya, 1900-1940; The social context of infant mortality in Malaya; Midwifery and the state

The state enters the homeEducating mothers of the future: domestic education in schools; Conclusion: women and the state; Acknowledgements; Notes; 9. 'Getting close to the hearts of mothers': medical missionaries among African women and children in Johannesburg between the wars; Introduction; Reef Africans and healing; Mission medicine for mothers and babies: Anglicans and 'Princess Alice'; The American Board: Alexandra and the Bridgman Memorial Hospital; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes

10. 'Dangerous motherhood': maternity care and the gendered construction of Afrikaner identity, 1904-1939

First published in 1992, this book explores the efforts to counteract the high maternal and infant death rates present between the end of the nineteenth century and the Second World War. It looks at the problem in five different continents and shows the varying approaches used by the governments, institutions and individuals in those countries.

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