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Children and drug safety : balancing risk and protection in twentieth century America / Cynthia A. Connolly

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Connolly, Cynthia A (Cynthia Anne)  Search this
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vii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
NMAHMAI copy Purchased from the NMAH Library Endowment.
Drug therapy : from "baby killers" to baby savers, 1906-1933 -- New drugs, old problems in pediatrics : from therapeutic nihilism to the antibiotic era, 1933-1945 -- The child as drug development problem and business opportunity in a new era, 1945-1961 -- The growth and development of the therapeutic orphan : 1961-1979 -- A "big business built for little customers:" candy aspirin, children, and poisoning, 1947-1976 -- Children and psychopharmacology in postwar America -- Pediatric drug development and policy after 1979
"Children and Drug Safety" traces the development, use, and marketing of drugs for children in the twentieth century, a history that sits at the interface of the state, business, health care providers, parents, and children. This book illuminates the historical dimension of a clinical and policy issue with great contemporary significance. Each chapter of the book engages with major turning points in pediatric drug development; themes of children's risk, rights, protection and the evolving context of childhood; child-rearing; and family life in ways freighted with nuances of race, class, and gender. -- From publisher's description.
Pediatric pharmacology  Search this
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