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The Resource Classrooms and clinics : urban schools and the protection and promotion of child health, 1870-1930, Richard A. Meckel

Classrooms and clinics : urban schools and the protection and promotion of child health, 1870-1930, Richard A. Meckel

Label
Classrooms and clinics : urban schools and the protection and promotion of child health, 1870-1930
Title
Classrooms and clinics
Title remainder
urban schools and the protection and promotion of child health, 1870-1930
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Meckel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Classrooms and Clinics is the first book-length assessment of the development of public school health policies from the late nineteenth century through the early years of the Great Depression. Richard A. Meckel examines the efforts of early twentieth-century child health care advocates and reformers to utilize urban schools to deliver health care services to socioeconomically disadvantaged and medically underserved children in the primary grades. Their goal, Meckel shows, was to improve the children's health and thereby improve their academic performance. Meckel situates these efforts within a larger late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century public discourse relating to schools and schooling, especially in cities and towns, to child health. He describes and explains how that discourse and the hygiene movement it inspired served as critical sites for the constructive negotiation of the nature and extent of the public school's - and by extension the state's - responsibility for protecting and promoting the physical and mental health of the children for whom it was providing a compulsory education. -- from back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meckel, Richard A.
Dewey number
362.1083
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RJ102
LC item number
.M428 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2014 A-224
  • WA 11 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child health services
  • Education, Urban
  • City children
  • Children with social disabilities
  • School Health Services
  • Urban Health
  • Health Promotion
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • United States
Label
Classrooms and clinics : urban schools and the protection and promotion of child health, 1870-1930, Richard A. Meckel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Going to school, getting sick: mass education and the construction of school diseases -- Incubators of epidemics: contagious disease and the origins of medical inspection -- Defective children, defective students: medicalizing academic failure -- Building up the malnourished, the weakly, and the vulnerable: penny lunches and open-air schools -- From coercion to clinics: the contested quest to ensure treatment -- The best of times, the worst of times: expansion and reorientation in the postwar era -- Contraction, renovation, and revival
Control code
000155028
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 259 pages
Isbn
9780813562407
Lccn
2013000434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155028
  • (OCoLC)826530600
Label
Classrooms and clinics : urban schools and the protection and promotion of child health, 1870-1930, Richard A. Meckel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Going to school, getting sick: mass education and the construction of school diseases -- Incubators of epidemics: contagious disease and the origins of medical inspection -- Defective children, defective students: medicalizing academic failure -- Building up the malnourished, the weakly, and the vulnerable: penny lunches and open-air schools -- From coercion to clinics: the contested quest to ensure treatment -- The best of times, the worst of times: expansion and reorientation in the postwar era -- Contraction, renovation, and revival
Control code
000155028
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 259 pages
Isbn
9780813562407
Lccn
2013000434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155028
  • (OCoLC)826530600

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