Children and Drug Safety: Balancing Risk and Protection in Twentieth-Century America

Children and Drug Safety: Balancing Risk and Protection in Twentieth-Century America

by Cynthia A Connolly


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813563879
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 05/11/2018
Series: Rutgers Series in Critical Issues in Health and Medicine
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

CYNTHIA A. CONNOLLY is a pediatric nurse and historian of children’s health care. She is an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing where she is the Rosemarie B. Greco Term Endowed Associate Professor in Advocacy. She is associate director at the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, a faculty director at the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice, and Research, and a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, both at the University of Pennsylvania.  She is the author of Saving Sickly Children: The Tuberculosis Preventorium in American Life, 1909–1970 (Rutgers University Press).

Table of Contents

1          Drug Therapy: From “Baby Killers” to Baby Savers, 1906–1933    
2          New Drugs, Old Problems in Pediatrics: From Therapeutic Nihilism to the Antibiotic Era, 1933–1945          
3.        The Child as Drug Development Problem and Business Opportunity in a New Era, 1945-1961
4         The Growth and Development of the Therapeutic Orphan: 1961-1979
5         A “Big Business Built for Little Customers:” Candy Aspirin, Children, and Poisoning, 1947–1976
6        Children and Psychopharmacology in Postwar America                   
7         Pediatric Drug Development and Policy after 1979                          



Classes likely to use book as a core text:
History of medicine
History of public health
History of nursing
History of childhood
History of pharmacy
Health policy

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