No Baby, No Nation: History of Pediatrics /

Pas de bébé, pas de nation: histoire de la pédiatrie


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Antiquity to the Enlightenment / Antiquité aux Lumières

Britain / Iles Britanniques



United States / Etats Unis


General Works / Ouvrages généraux

Ariès, Philippe. Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life, trans. R. Baldick. New York: Knopf, 1962.

Baker, Jeffrey P. The Machine in the Nursery: Incubator Technology and the Origins of Newborn Intensive Care. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.

Carachi, Robert, Dan G. Young, Cenk Buyukunal, eds. A History of Surgical Paediatrics. New Jersey; London: World Scientific, 2008.

Colón, A. R., and P. A. Colón. Nurturing Children: A History of Pediatrics. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1999.

Comacchio, Cynthia R., Janet Lynne Golden, and George Weisz, eds. Healing the World's Children: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Child Health in the Twentieth Century. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008.

Cooter, Roger, ed. In the Name of the Child: Health and Welfare, 1880–1940. London; New York: Routledge, 1992.

Cunningham, Hugh. Children and Childhood in Western Society since 1500. London and New York: Longman, 1995.

DeMause, Lloyd. The History of Childhood. New York. Psychohistory Press, 1974.

Fass, Paula S., ed. The Routledge History of Childhood in the Western World. London; New York: Routledge, 2013.

Garrison, Fielding H., and Arthur F. Abt. Abt-Garrison History of Paediatrics, with New Chapters on the History of Paediatrics in Recent Times. Philadelphia and London: W.B. Saunders, 1965.

Gestrich, Andreas, Elizabeth Hurren and Steven King, eds. Poverty and Sickness in Modern Europe: Narratives of the Sick Poor, 1780-1938. London; New York: Continuum, 2012.

Golden, Janet Lynne. Message in a Bottle: The Making of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2005.

Golden, Janet. Babies Made Us Modern: How Infants Brought America into the Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Grodin, Michael A., and Leonard H. Glantz, eds. Children as Research Subjects: Science, Ethics, and Law. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994 (esp. 3–25).

Hawes, Joseph M., and N. Ray Hiner, eds. Children in Historical and Comparative Perspective: An International Handbook and Research Guide. New York: Greenwood Press, 1991.

Huard, Pierre, and Robert Laplane. Histoire illustrée de la pédiatrie. 2 vols. Paris: Dacosta, 1981.

Jarrow, Gail. Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat. Honesdale, Pennsylvania: Calkins Creek, 2014.

King, Margaret L. ‘Concepts of Childhood: What We Know and Where We Might Go.’ Renaissance Quarterly 60.2 (2007), 371-407.

Lombardo, P. A. ‘Eugenics at the Movies.’ Hastings Center Report 27 (1997), 43.

Longo, Lawrence D., The Rise of Fetal and Neonatal Physiology: Basic Science to Clinical Care. Springer, 2017.

McDonagh, Josephine. Child Murder and British Culture, 1720-1900. Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Mettler, Cecilia C. History of Medicine: A Correlative Text, Arranged According to Sub­jects, ed. Fred A. Mettler. Philadelphia and Toronto: Blakiston, 1947.

Mosby, Ian, Sarah Rotz, and Evan D.G. Fraser. Uncertain Harvest: The Future of Food on a Warming Planet. University of Regina Press, 2020.

Murphy, Jim. Breakthrough!: How Three People Saved "Blue Babies" and Changed Medicine Forever. Clarion Press, 2015.

Nicholson, Richard. Ignorance dogmatism on adolescents making decisions. The Hastings Center Report 28.3 (1998): 4.

Ruhräh, John, ed. Paediatrics of the Past: An Anthology (New York: P. B. Hoeber, 1925).

Schalick, W. O. ‘Children, Disability and Rehabilitation in History.’ Pediatric Rehabilitation 4 (2001), 91-95.

Smith-Howard, Kendra. Pure and Modern Milk: An Environmental History since 1900. New York, NY; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Spaulding, Mary, and Penny Welch. Nurturing Yesterday’s Child: A Portrayal of the Drake Collection of Paediatric History. Philadelphia: B.C. Decker, 1991.

Still, George Frederic. The History of Paediatrics: The Progress of the Study of Diseases of Children up to the End of the Eighteenth Century. London: Oxford University Press, 1931.

Valenze, Deborah. Milk: A Local and Global History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.

Warsh, Cheryl Krasnick, and Veronica Strong-Boag, eds. Children's Health Issues in Historical Perspective. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2005.


Antiquity to the Enlightenment / Antiquité aux Lumières

Adamson, Melitta Weiss. Food in Medieval Times. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group Inc., 2004.

Adamson, Melitta Weiss. Medieval Dietetics: Food and Drink in 'Regimen Sanitatis' Literature from 800 to 1400. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1995.

Bos, Gerrit, and Michael McVaugh, eds. Al-Rāzī, on the Treatment of Small Children (De curis puerorum): The Latin and Hebrew translations. Leiden: Brill, 2015.

Finucane, Ronald C. The Rescue of the Innocents: Endangered Children in Medieval Miracles. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.

Gavitt, Philip. Charity and Children in Renaissance Florence: The Ospedale degli Inno­centi, 1410–1536. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1990.

Laes, Christian, Katarina Mustakallio and Ville Vuolanto, eds. Children and Family in Late Antiquity: Life, Death and Interaction. Leuven: Peeters, 2015.

Leong, Elaine Yuen Tien, Recipes and Everyday Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and the Household in Early Modern England. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Lewis, Mary. Urbanisation and Child Health in Medieval and Post-Medieval England: An Assessment of the Morbidity and Mortality of Non-Adult Skeletons from the Cemeteries of Two Urban and Two Rural Sites in England (AD 850-1859). Oxford: Archaeopress, 2002.

Mitchell, J. Allan. Becoming Human: The Matter of the Medieval Child. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press; 2014.

Newton, Hannah. The Sick Child in Early Modern England, 1580-1720. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Rösslin, Eucharius. The Birth of Mankind: otherwise named, The Woman's Book: newly set forth, corrected, and augmented… revised by Thomas Reynalde, physician, 1560; ed. Elaine Hobby. Farnham, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009.

Scott, Anne M. Experiences of Poverty in Late Medieval and Early Modern England and France. Farnham, Surrey; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012.

Sherwood, Joan. Poverty in Eighteenth-Century Spain: The Women and Children of the Inclusa. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988.

Teysseire, Daniel. Pédiatrie des lumieres: maladies et soins des enfants dans l’Encyclopédie et le Dictionnaire de Trévoux. Paris: Vrin, 1982.

York, William H. Health and Wellness in Antiquity through the Middle Ages. Santa Barbara, California: Greenwood, 2012.


Britain / Iles Britanniques

Evans, Bonnie. The Metamorphosis of Autism: A History of Child Development in Britain. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017.

Fissell, Mary E. Patients, Power, and the Poor in Eighteenth-Century Bristol. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991.Jackson, Louise A. Child Sexual Abuse in Victorian England. London; New York: Routledge, 2000.

Jackson, Mark. Infanticide: Historical Perspectives on Child Murder and Concealment, 1550-2000. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002.

Jackson, Mark. New-Born Child Murder: Women, Illegitimacy, and the Courts in Eighteenth-Century England. Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press, 1996.

Kilday, Anne-Marie. A History of Infanticide in Britain, c. 1600 to the Present. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Lawrence, Christopher J. ‘William Buchan: Medicine Laid Open.’ Medical History 19 (1975), 20–35.

Levene, Alysa. Childcare, Health, and Mortality at the London Foundling Hospital, 1741-1800: ‘Left to the Mercy of the World’. Manchester, U.K.; New York, NY: Manchester University Press, 2007.

MacLellan, Anne, and Alice Mauger. Growing Pains: Childhood Illness in Ireland 1750-1950. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2013.

Madden, Deborah. ‘A Cheap, Safe and Natural Medicine,’ Religion, Medicine and Culture in John Wesley's ‘Primitive Physic. Clio Medica, 83.11-298. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007.

Miller, Ian. A Modern History of the Stomach: Gastric Illness, Medicine, and British Society. Abingdon and New York, Pickering and Chatto, 2011.

Miller, Ian. Reforming Food in Post-Famine Ireland. Medicine, Science and Improvement, 1845-1922. Manchester: University of Manchester Press, 2014.

Norman, Amanda. Historical Perspectives on Infant Care and Development, London: Bloomsbury 2022.

Shuttleworth, Sally. The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science and Medicine, 1840-1900. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Siena, Kevin Patrick. Venereal Disease, Hospitals and the Urban Poor: London’s ‘Foul Wards,’ 1600-1800. University of Rochester Press, 2004; reprinted 2010.

Taylor, Steven J. Child Insanity in England, 1845-1907. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2016.

Valman, H. B. Working for Children: The Development of the Paediatric Unit at Northwick Park. London: North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, 2006.



Arnup, Katherine. Education for Motherhood: Child-Rearing Advice for Canadian Mothers. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994.

Baillargeon, Denyse. Un Québec en mal d'enfants: La médicalisation de la maternité, 1910-1970. Montréal: Editions du Remue-ménage, 2004.

Brown, Alan. The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto: Hospital for Sick Children, 1984Cahill, Bette L. Butterbox Babies. Toronto: Seal, 1992.

Burke, Stacie. Building Resistance: Children, Tuberculosis, and the Toronto Sanatorium. McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 2018.

Corbett, Gail H. Barnardo Children in Canada. Peterborough, Ont.: Woodland, 1981.

Dodd, Dianne E. ‘Advice to Parents: The Blue Books, Helen MacMurchy, M.D., and the Federal Department of Health.’ Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 8 (1991), 203–30.

Gleason, Mona. Small Matters: Canadian Children in Sickness and Health, 1900-1940. Montréal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013.

Herring, Ann, ed. Surviving the Early Years: Childhood Diseases in Hamilton at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century. Hamilton, Ont.: Faculty of Social Sciences, McMaster University, 2008.

MacDonald, Noni E. Richard Stanwick, and Andrew Lynk. Canada’s shameful history of nutrition research on residential school children: The need for strong medical ethics in Aboriginal health research. Paediatr Child Health 19. 2 (2014): 64.

McKendry, J. B. J., and J. D. Bailey. Paediatrics in Canada. Ottawa: Canadian Paediatric Society, 1990.

McLaren, Angus. Our Own Master Race: Eugenics in Canada, 1885–1945. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1990.

Milloy, John Sheridan. To Kill the Indian in the Child: A History of the Aboriginal School System. Rev. edn. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1998.

Mosby, Ian. Administering colonial science: Nutrition research and human biomedical experimentation in Aboriginal communities and residential schools, 1942–1952. Social History 46 (2013):145–72.

Mosby, Ian. Food Will Win the War: The Politics, Culture, and Science of Food on Canada’s Home Front. Vancouver; Toronto: UBC Press, 2014.

Parr, Joy. Labouring Children: British Immigrant Apprentices to Canada, 1869–1924. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1980.

Raymond, Jocelyn Motyer. The Nursery World of Dr Blatz. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991.

Smandych, Russell Charles, Gordon Dodds, and Alvin A.J. Esau, eds. Dimensions of Childhood: Essays on the History of Children and Youth in Canada. Winnipeg: Legal Research Institute of the University of Manitoba, 1991.

Stuart, Meryn. ‘Ideology and Experience: Public Health Nursing and the Ontario Rural Child Welfare Project, 1920–1925.’ Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 6 (1989), 111–31/.

Sutherland, Neil. Children in English-Canadian Society: Framing the Twentieth-Century Consensus. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1976.




Adams, Christine. Poverty, Charity, and Motherhood: Maternal Societies in Nineteenth-Century France. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 2010.

Berthiaud, Emmanuelle, François Léger, et Jérôme Van Willand, eds. Prévenir, accueillir, guérir: la médecine des enfants de l'époque moderne à nos jours. Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France: Presses universitaires du Septentrion, 2021.

Catheline, Nicole. L'enfant et la médecine: une histoire de la pédopsychiatrie (XIXe-XXe siècle). Paris: L'Harmattan, 2021.

Coffin, Jean-Christophe et Anatole Le Bras, L'enfant et l'asile au XXe siècle. Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2021.

Gilly, Robert, Paul Henry, and Denis Graveriau. Les enfants malades dans les hôpitaux: l'exemple de Lyon, 1800-2000. Paris: Louis Pariente, 2000.

Huard, Pierre et Robert Laplane, Histoire illustrée de la pédiatrie, 3 vols. Paris: Dacosta, Paris, 1981-3.

Missa, Jean-Noël et Charles Suzanne. De l'eugénisme d'État à l'eugénisme privé. Paris: De Boeck Université, 1999.

Pinell, Patrice. La bonne société et la cause de la petite enfance. Sociogenèse de la première loi française de protection de l'enfance (1874). Bellecombe en Bauges: Editions du Croquant, 2019.

Scott, Anne M. Experiences of Poverty in Late Medieval and Early Modern England and France. Farnham, Surrey; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012.

Tavera, Marie et Vincent Barras. L'hôpital de l'enfance: histoire d'une institution pionnière de la pédiatrie suisse. Lausanne: Editions BHMS, 2011.

Teysseire, Daniel. Pédiatrie des lumieres: maladies et soins des enfants dans l’Encyclopédie et le Dictionnaire de Trévoux. Paris: Vrin, 1982.


United States / Etats Unis

Apple, Rima D. Mothers and Medicine: A Social History of Infant Feeding, 1890–1950. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987.

Apple, Rima D. Perfect Motherhood: Science and Childrearing in America. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2006.

Apple, Rima D. Vitamania: Vitamins in American Culture. Health and Medicine in American Society. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1996.

Apple, Rima D., and Janet Lynne Golden, eds. Mothers & Motherhood: Readings in American History. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1997.

Berman. Stephen. Getting It Right for Children: Stories of Pediatric Care and Advocacy. American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007.

Brosco, Jeffrey P., Michael Mattingly, and Lee M. Sanders. ‘Impact of Specific Medical Interventions on Reducing the Prevalence of Mental Retardation.’ Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 160 (2006), 302-9.

Cone, Thomas E. History of American Pediatrics. Boston: Little, Brown, 1979Connolly, Cynthia A. Saving Sickly Children: The Tuberculosis Preventorium in American Life, 1909-1970. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2008.

Connolly, Cynthia A. Saving Sickly Children: The Tuberculosis Preventorium in American Life, 1909-1970. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2008.

English, Peter C. ‘Not Miniature Men and Women: Abraham Jacobi’s Vision of a New Medical Specialty a Century Ago.’ In Children and Health Care: Moral and Social Issues, ed. Loretta M. Kopelman and John C. Moskop, 247–73. Dordrecht and Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1989.

Fellman, Anita Clair, and Michael Fellman. Making Sense of Self: Medical Advice Literature in Late Ninetenth-Century America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1981.

Golden, Janet Lynne, Richard A. Meckel, and Heather Munro Prescott. Children and Youth in Sickness and in Health: A Historical Handbook and Guide. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004.

Golden, Janet Lynne. A Social History of Wet Nursing in America: From Breast to Bottle. Cambridge History of Medicine. Cambridge; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Golden, Janet Lynne. Infant Asylums and Children's Hospitals: Medical Dilemmas and Developments, 1850-1920: An Anthology of Sources. New York: Garland Pub., 1989.

Haggerty, Robert J., and Frederick H. Lovejoy, Jr. Charles A. Janeway: Pediatrician to the World's Children. Boston: Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Harvard University Press, 2007.

Halpern, Sydney A. American Pediatrics: The Social Dynamics of Professionalism, 1880-1980. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.

Hornblum, Allen M., Judith L. Newman and Gregory J. Dober. Against Their Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War America. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, June 2013.

Jacobs, M. Todd, Donald P. Frush, and Lane F. Donnelly. ‘The Right Place at the Wrong Time: Historical Perspective of the Relation of the Thymus Gland and Pediatric Radiology.’ Radiology 210 (1999), 11-16.

Kraut, Allan. Goldberger's War: The Life and Work of a Public Health Crusader. New York: Hill and Wang, 2003.

Lederer, Susan E. Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America before the Second World War. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

Markel, Howard. ‘Orphanages Revisited: Some Historical Perspectives on Dependent, Abandoned, and Orphaned Children in America.’Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 149 (1995), 609–10.

Markel, Howard. Academic Pediatrics: The View of New York City a Century Ago.’Academic Medicine 71 (Feb. 1996), 146–51.

Meckel, Richard A. Save the Babies: American Public Health Reform and the Prevention of Infant Mortality 1850-1929. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.

 Prescott, Heather Munro. A Doctor of Their Own: A History of Adolescent Medicine. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998.

Preston, S.H., and Michael R. Haines. Fatal Years: Child Mortality in Late-Nineteenth-Century America. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1991.

Rosenberg, Charles E. ‘Catechisms of Health: The Body in the Pre-Bellum Classroom.’Bulletin of the History of Medicine 69 (1995), 175–97.

Rosenberg, Charles E. ‘Medical Text and Social Context: Explaining William Buchan’s Domestic Medicine.Bulletin of the History of Medicine 57 (1983), 22–42.

Savitt, Todd L. ‘Smothering and Overlaying of Virginia Slave Children: A Suggested Explanation.’ Bulletin of the History of Medicine 49 (1975), 400-4.

Schalick, W. O., 3rd. ‘The Fog of War and the Declining Prevalence of Mental Retardation.’ Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 160 (2006), 318-20.

Silverman, Chloe , and Jeffrey P. Brosco. ‘Understanding Autism: Parents and Pediatricians in Historical Perspective. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 161 (2007), 392-98.

Stern, Alexandra Minna, and Howard Markel, eds. Formative Years: Children's Health in the United States, 1880-2000. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002.

Stern, Alexandra, and Howard Markel, eds. Formative Years: Children's Health in the United States, 1880-2000. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002.

Wahl, Richard A., Doris J. Sisk, and Thomas M. Ball. ‘Clinic-Based Screening for Domestic Violence: Use of a Child Safety Questionnaire.’ BMC Medicine 2 (2004), 25.

Weisenburger, Steven. Modern Medea: A Family Story of Slavery and Child-Murder from the Old South. New York: Hill and Wang, 1998.