From the Book - First edition.
Postmortem poetry and comfort books : literary echoes of child mortality
"Ma'am, have you ever lost a child?" : child death in Civil War America
"We might wonder that any survive" : mortality, miasmas, and mother's milk
"Each has a right to live" : educating mothers and keeping babies alive
"The plague among children" : diphtheria and the doctors
"Most dreaded of all the diseases" : scarlet fever, strep, and antibiotics
"Strides of modern medical science" : preventing polio, treating tuberculosis
The incubator show : life and death in the delivery room and the nursery
"Something children always have" : measles and chicken pox
"Safe to sleep" : postwar parents, postwar pediatricians.