Speaker: Meggie Crnic, Doctoral Student
University of Pennsylvania
Department of History and Sociology of Science
Title: City Children in the Hinterlands: Environmental Remedies for Urban Children, 1870-1930
Abstract: This paper examines the health and lived experiences of Philadelphia’s children in the late 19th and early 20th century, and the environmental therapies used by physicians, nurses, and social workers to remedy children’s health problems. I argue that physician and philanthropists utilized a range of environmental interventions, including sending them to seashore hospitals and country convalescent homes, as antidotes to the industrialized urban environment and as a means to Americanize immigrant children.
Time: 12:15 PM
Place: Claire M. Fagin Hall, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Room 2019, 2U Conference Room
The Bates Center Seminar Series features scholarly papers and presentations on the history of nursing and health care and welcomes all interested individuals.
Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6096
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