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- The value of an infant: the rise of paediatrics in Australia, 1880-1910
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Education & Arts, School of Humanities and Social Science
- Between 1880 and 1910 paediatrics in Australia 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.
- Health and History Vol. 10, Issue 1, p. 110 - 133
- Australian Society for the History of Medicine
- Resource Type
- journal article