The Development of Health Services for Mothers and Children in the United States

Schmidt, William M.
May 1973
American Journal of Public Health;May1973, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p419
Academic Journal
The article discusses the development of health care services for mothers and children in the U.S. In 19th century, social action for the welfare of children has led to the concept of maternal and child health services. Several organizations were formed to improve the condition of abused children. Due to the desire to improve children welfare, advances in medicine especially in pediatrics and obstetrics and in medical education were developed. Then, the state established several health departments that provide governmental framework for maternal and child health programs.


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