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Hall DMB, ed. 1996. Health for all children: Report of the Third Joint Working Party on Child Health Surveillance. (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 250 pp. (Oxford medical publications)

Annotation: This book explores how child health promotion can use primary prevention to improve children's health; it focuses on trends in Great Britain. The book discusses the 1996 nationwide program, Child Health Promotion, and how that program has changed in recent years. It explains the rationale for adopting preventive measures in the 1996 program based on evidence-based research and synthesizes the findings of research literature assessing the outcomes of preventive health care. It includes chapters on these topics: opportunities for primary prevention, promoting child development, secondary prevention through screening and early detection, physical examinations, growth monitoring, iron deficiency, screening for hearing and vision defects, and developmental and behavioral disorders, among others.

Contact: Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, Telephone: (800) 451-7556 Secondary Telephone: (212)726-6000 Contact Phone: (800) 451-7556 (credit card orders only) E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-19-262656-6.

Keywords: Child health promotion, Children, Disease prevention, Great Britain, Health care delivery, Health supervision, Literature reviews, Population surveillance, Process evaluation, Resource allocation

Nicholson RH, ed. 1986. Medical research with children: Ethics, law, and practice. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 265 pp.

Annotation: This book is a report of an Institute of Medical Ethics working group on the ethics of clinical research investigations on children. It covers moral dilemmas in conducting research involving children, definitions of terms, the nature of research, risks and benefits in research on children, consent issues, ethical review in the United Kingdom, and issues in planning a research project.

Contact: Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, Telephone: (800) 451-7556 Secondary Telephone: (212)726-6000 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Children, Ethics, Great Britain, Legislation, Medical research, Pediatrics

Oakley A. 1984. The captured womb: A history of the medical care of pregnant women. New York, NY: Basil Blackwell, 352 pp.

Annotation: This book describes the type of medical care given to pregnant women from the beginning of the 20th century in Great Britain.

Keywords: Great Britain, History, Prenatal care

Court D, Jackson A, eds. 1972. Paediatrics in the seventies: Developing the child health services . Ely House, London: Oxford University Press for the Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust, 107 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the needs for child health services in Britain, the present number of pediatricians, their distribution and responsibilities, and the contribution which general practitioners and other professionals (health visitors, social workers) can make to the domiciliary care of children, and to the school health service. Special areas of care and need are explored and the need for development of pediatric specialists is presented. The final section of the report discusses the training of pediatricians and concludes with a summarized reiteration of proposals and recommendations.

Keywords: Child health services, Great Britain, Home care services, Pediatricians, Social workers

Great Britain, Ministry of Education. 1958. The health of the school child: Fifty years of the School Health Service—Report of the Chief Medical Office of the Ministry of Education for the years 1956 and 1957. London, England: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 220 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the British School Health Service from 1908 through1957, services to children with developmental disabilities from 1908-1957, medical inspection and treatment for 1956-57, fifty years of school dentistry, the British School Dental Service for 1956-57, growth and nutrition, periodic medical inspection, differing findings at periodic medical inspections, incidence of tonsillectomy in children, visual defects, defective hearing, developments for children with developmental disabilities, educationally sub-normal children, the British Child Guidance Service, tuberculosis in the school, other infectious diseases and school health, food poisoning, accidents in childhood, and health education.

Keywords: Child guidance clinics, Children with developmental disabilities, Communicable diseases, Dental care, Food poisoning, Great Britain, Health education, Hearing disorders, Mental retardation, Oral health, Sanitation, School health services, Tonsillectomy, Tuberculosis, Vision disorders

Harris HJ. 1919. Maternity benefit systems in certain foreign countries. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 206 pp. (Children's Bureau publication; no. 57; Legal series; no. 3)

Annotation: This report describes the various maternity benefit systems in selected foreign countries as of 1918. These systems are designed to protect the health of mothers and children by providing adequate medical and nursing care in childbirth and by lessening the financial burden of childbearing so mothers may be insured a reasonable period free from excessive labor. Information on the methods of administration, cost, and other details of operation of the different systems is also provided. It is a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor, Children's Bureau.

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Keywords: Australia, Austria, Childbirth, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Luxembourg, MCH programs, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Obstetrical care, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Welfare programs

Wolfe SH. 1917. Governmental provisions in the United States and foreign countries for members of the military forces and their dependents. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 236 pp. (Children's Bureau publication; no. 28; Miscellaneous series; no. 11)


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