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Barbara Brodie

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Chapter 1: Historical Overview of Health Promotion for Children and Families in Late 19th- and 20th-Century America

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Historical Overview of Health Promotion for Children and Families in Late 19th- and 20th-Century America
Historical overview of health promotion for children and families in late 19th- and 20th-century America
BarbaraBrodie

The management of infancy and childhood has an immense influence upon the health, vigor, and continuance of life; and the concurrent testimony of all intelligent men, who have examined the subject, is, that a great portion of debility, disease, premature deaths … is attributable to ignorance of physical laws and inattention to the physical wants, in the early years—the formative periods of life.

—Lemuel Shattuck, founder of America's sanitary movement (1850/1976, p. 102)

Child and family health promotion involves a social movement to preserve, protect, and nourish the lives of American children. The movement found its historical origins ...

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