The United States Children's Bureau and pediatric medicine: A retrospective analysis

Janet Golden, Jeffrey P. Brosco

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This year marks the centennial of the founding of the United States Children's Bureau. A remarkable agency, directed by women in its early years, the bureau played a major role in studying and lowering infant mortality. Medical historians Janet Golden and Jeffrey Brosco provide an overview of its history, and of why it had an oftentimes stormy relationship with organized medicine, sometimes including pediatrics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)993-995
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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