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A Social History of Wet Nursing in America: From Breast to Bottle

Janet Golden
Format
Book
Published
Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c2001.
Language
English
Series
Women and Health Series
Women & Health (Columbus, Ohio)
ISBN
0814250726 (paper : alk. paper)
Contents
  • 1 Public discourse and private relations: Wet nursing in colonial America 11
  • 2 New motherhood and the new view of wet nurses, 1780-1865 38
  • 3 Finding "just the right kind of woman": The urban wet nurse marketplace, 1830-1900 64
  • 4 "Victims of distressing circumstances": The wet nurse labor force and the offspring of wet nurses, 1860-1910 97
  • 5 Medical oversight and medical dilemmas: The physician and the wet nurse, 1870-1910 128
  • 6 "Obliged to have wet nurses": Relations in the private household, 1870-1925 156
  • 7 "Therapeutic merchandise": Human milk in the twentieth century 179
  • Epilogue: From commodity to gift 201.
Description
xiii, 215 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
  • Originally published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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