Religion, Law, and the Medical Neglect of Children in the United States, 1870-2000 - 'The Science of the Age'
By: Lynne Curry
This week, listen to Lynne Curry's conversation with Sace Elder about Religion, Law, and the Medical Neglect of Children in the U.S. Dr. Elder is Professor and Chair of History at Eastern Illinois University. You can listen to other episodes of the SHCY podcast by visiting the podcast website, or you can subscribe on Google Play and iTunes.
About Lynne Curry
Lynne Curry is Professor Emerita of History at Eastern Illinois University, USA. She is the author of several works that examine the intersections of American medical and legal history and the history of childhood, most recently Religion, Law, and the Medical Neglect of Children in the United States, 1870-2000 published in the Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood Series (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). Previous works include The DeShaney Case: Child Abuse, Family Rights, and the Dilemma of State Intervention (Landmark Legal Cases and American Society Series, University Press of Kansas, 2007); The Human Body on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents (On Trial Series, ABC-CLIO 2002); and Modern Mothers in the Heartland: Gender, Health, and Progress in Illinois, 1900-1930 (Women and Health: Cultural and Social Perspectives, The Ohio State University Press, 1999).
This post is part of the SHCY Featured Books series, in which SHCY members provide written contributions on various academic topics pertaining to the history of childhood and youth.