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Childhood health-care practices among Italians and Jews in the United States, 1910-1940

Goldstein, Alice; Watkins, Susan Cotts; Spector, Ann Rosen


This paper examines attitudes toward childhood health-care practices among urban Italian and Jewish families in the United States in the first part of the twentieth century. Although women in both groups were concerned about their children’s health, Italian and Jewish respondents differed in their attitudes toward home remedies, doctors, and medical advice literature. Jewish women were more likely to turn rapidly to professional medical assistance, typically from Jewish doctors, whereas Italian...[Show more]

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Date published: 1994
Type: Journal article


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