The value of an infant: the rise of paediatrics in Australia, 1880-1910

Featherstone, Lisa (2008) The value of an infant: the rise of paediatrics in Australia, 1880-1910. Health and History, 10 1: 110-133.

Author Featherstone, Lisa
Title The value of an infant: the rise of paediatrics in Australia, 1880-1910
Journal name Health and History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1442-1771
1839-3314
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 10
Issue 1
Start page 110
End page 133
Total pages 24
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine
Language eng
Abstract Between 1880 and 1910 paediatrics inAustralia developed not merely as a response to Enlightenment philosophical understandings of the child as precious and special, but as part of a wider demand for reproduction and population. A brief sketch of the international context will situate the specific Australian conditions, which include education, professionalisation and the emerging concept of infant mortality. A level of general specialisation within medicine was necessary for the development of paediatrics, in addition to a general and new interest in child health, which was a response to the social, political and economic needs of the emerging nation.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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