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Author Apple, Rima D. (Rima Dombrow), 1944-

Title Perfect motherhood : science and childrearing in America / Rima D. Apple.

Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2006.

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 Moore Stacks  HQ759 .A58 2006    Available  ---
Description xii, 209 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-194) and index.
Contents Redefining motherhood -- "Follow the lead of physicians": Motherhood in the late nineteenth century -- "Mamma's scientific--she knows all the laws": Motherhood in the early twentieth century -- "Follow my instructions exactly": Experts to mothers in the interwar period and during World War II -- "The modern way": Mothers, circa 1920-1945 -- "Now I know that an authority has the same opinion as mine": Motherhood in the postwar period -- "Use it to guide, not to dictate": Motherhood in the late twentieth century -- Conclusion: "I wanted to do it right".
Subject Mothers -- United States -- History.
Motherhood -- United States -- History.
Physician and patient -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0813537932 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0813538432 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard No. 9780813537931