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    Growing Pains- A History of Childhood Illnesses in Ireland

    Growing Pains- A History of Childhood Illnesses in Ireland

    Two hundred years ago in this country, it was the norm rather than the exception for parents to attend the funerals of their children. But surviving into adulthood wasn’t the only challenge they faced. Infectious diseases often left them deformed or crippled. This was the time before effective prevention or treatment of common childhood diseases was available. A new book brings together accounts of childhood illness, treatment and prevention from 1750 to 1950. Growing Pains is the first ever history of the welfare and care of Irish children by the State and its editors, Anne MacLellan and Alice Maugher joined ...

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