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The Resource Fighting for life, S. Josephine Baker ; introduction by Helen Epstein

Fighting for life, S. Josephine Baker ; introduction by Helen Epstein

Label
Fighting for life
Title
Fighting for life
Statement of responsibility
S. Josephine Baker ; introduction by Helen Epstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"New York's lower east side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on the face of the earth in the 1890s. City health inspectors called the neighborhood "the suicide ward" and referred to one particular tenement--in an official Health Department report, no less--as an "out and out hog pen." Diarrhea epidemics raged each summer, killing thousands of city children. Sweatshop babies with smallpox and typhus dozed in garment heaps destined for fashionable Broadway shops. Desperate mothers paced the streets to soothe their feverish children, and white mourning cloths hung from every building. A third of children living in the slums died before their fifth birthday. By 1911, the child death rate had fallen sharply and The New York Times hailed the city as the healthiest on earth. In this witty and highly personal autobiography, public health crusader Dr. Sara Josephine Baker explains how this remarkable transformation was achieved. By the time she retired from the New York City Health Department in 1923, Baker was famous worldwide for saving the lives of 90,000 children. The public health programs Baker developed, many still in use today, have probably saved the lives of millions more. She also fought for women's suffrage, toured Russia in the 1930s, and captured "Typhoid" Mary Malone, twice. She was also an astute observer of her times, and Fighting for Life is one of the most honest, compassionate memoirs of American medicine ever written"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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1873-1945
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Baker, S. Josephine
Dewey number
  • 610.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
RA424.5.B33
LC item number
A34 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baker, S. Josephine
  • Health officers
  • Child welfare
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Fighting for life, S. Josephine Baker ; introduction by Helen Epstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1630660
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 264 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781590177068
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013020026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Original version note
Baker, S. Josephine (Sara Josephine), 1873-1945.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1630660
  • (Sirsi) 1630660
  • (OCoLC)825733396
Label
Fighting for life, S. Josephine Baker ; introduction by Helen Epstein
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1630660
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 264 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781590177068
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013020026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Original version note
Baker, S. Josephine (Sara Josephine), 1873-1945.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1630660
  • (Sirsi) 1630660
  • (OCoLC)825733396

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