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The Resource Babies for the nation : the medicalization of motherhood in Quebec, 1910-1970, Denyse Baillargeon ; translated by W. Donald Wilson

Babies for the nation : the medicalization of motherhood in Quebec, 1910-1970, Denyse Baillargeon ; translated by W. Donald Wilson

Label
Babies for the nation : the medicalization of motherhood in Quebec, 1910-1970
Title
Babies for the nation
Title remainder
the medicalization of motherhood in Quebec, 1910-1970
Statement of responsibility
Denyse Baillargeon ; translated by W. Donald Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Described by some as a "necropolis for babies," the province of Quebec in the early twentieth century recorded infant mortality rates, particularly among French-speaking Catholics, that were among the highest in the Western world. This "bleeding of the nation" gave birth to a vast movement for child welfare that paved the way for a medicalization of childbearing. In Babies for the Nation, basing her analysis on extensive documentary research and more than fifty interviews with mothers, Denyse Baillargeon sets out to understand how doctors were able to convince women to consult them, and why
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baillargeon, Denyse
Dewey number
362.198/2009714
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text chiefly in English. Includes some text in French, as well as some text presented in parallel columns of French and English
LC call number
RG963.C22
LC item number
Q413 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 I-855
  • WA 11 DC2
NLM item number
B157q 2009a
Series statement
Studies in childhood and family in Canada
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obstetrics
  • Social control
  • Maternal health services
  • Newborn infants
  • Newborn infants
  • Child care
  • Maternal Health Services
  • History, 20th Century
  • Infant Care
  • Infant Mortality
  • Obstetrics
  • Social Control, Informal
  • Quebec
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Child care
  • Maternal health services
  • Newborn infants
  • Newborn infants
  • Obstetrics
  • Social control
  • Québec
  • Perinatale Medizin
  • Geburtshilfe
  • Säuglingspflege
  • Neugeborenenkrankheit
  • Medizinische Versorgung
  • Neugeborenensterblichkeit
  • Québec
Label
Babies for the nation : the medicalization of motherhood in Quebec, 1910-1970, Denyse Baillargeon ; translated by W. Donald Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. A "Bad Mother" Called Quebec -- An Early Death -- Dying While Giving Life -- Chapter 2. A Very National Infant Mortality Rate -- The Nation in Peril, 1910-1940 -- A National Dearth of Children, 1940-1970 -- Chapter 3. Let Us Have the Mother and the Child Is Ours -- The Ignorance of Mothers -- Teach Over and Over -- Chapter 4. A School for Mothers -- Clinics for Newborns -- Home Care -- The Victorian Order of Nurses -- The Nurses from the "Met" -- The Assistance maternelle -- Services for Mothers Outside the Major Centres -- Prenatal Clinics -- Public Lectures and the Distribution of Documents -- Chapter 5. Bitter Struggles -- All for One -- General Practitioners and Public Health Officials -- General Practitioners and the Assistance maternelle de Montréal -- Doctors and Nurses -- Physicians and "Maternalist" Feminists -- Church and State -- Chapter 6. The Quebec Mother and Child -- Care for Expectant Women -- Care for Babies -- To Read While Caring for Baby -- Relations with Doctors and Nurses -- Epilogue: To Have or Not to Have ... -- Appendix 1. Sources -- Appendix 2. Infant Mortality Rates, Canada and the Provinces, 1926-1965
Control code
659584777
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 323 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to LAC onsite clients
Isbn
9781554582723
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659584777
Label
Babies for the nation : the medicalization of motherhood in Quebec, 1910-1970, Denyse Baillargeon ; translated by W. Donald Wilson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. A "Bad Mother" Called Quebec -- An Early Death -- Dying While Giving Life -- Chapter 2. A Very National Infant Mortality Rate -- The Nation in Peril, 1910-1940 -- A National Dearth of Children, 1940-1970 -- Chapter 3. Let Us Have the Mother and the Child Is Ours -- The Ignorance of Mothers -- Teach Over and Over -- Chapter 4. A School for Mothers -- Clinics for Newborns -- Home Care -- The Victorian Order of Nurses -- The Nurses from the "Met" -- The Assistance maternelle -- Services for Mothers Outside the Major Centres -- Prenatal Clinics -- Public Lectures and the Distribution of Documents -- Chapter 5. Bitter Struggles -- All for One -- General Practitioners and Public Health Officials -- General Practitioners and the Assistance maternelle de Montréal -- Doctors and Nurses -- Physicians and "Maternalist" Feminists -- Church and State -- Chapter 6. The Quebec Mother and Child -- Care for Expectant Women -- Care for Babies -- To Read While Caring for Baby -- Relations with Doctors and Nurses -- Epilogue: To Have or Not to Have ... -- Appendix 1. Sources -- Appendix 2. Infant Mortality Rates, Canada and the Provinces, 1926-1965
Control code
659584777
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 323 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to LAC onsite clients
Isbn
9781554582723
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659584777

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