History of Pediatrics
October 1998

Caring for the Foreign BornThe Health of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1890-1925

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Historical Center for the Health Sciences, The University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor.


Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998;152(10):1020-1027. doi:10.1001/archpedi.152.10.1020

That we are, as President John F. Kennedy once wrote, "a nation of immigrants" is indisputable.1 The founding of the United States of America was a complex process of transforming a vast territory into an established society with its own culture, mores, and institutions dedicated to liberty. This process, of course, relied heavily on a stream of immigrants who were active participants in the physical, economic, and intellectual development of our nation.

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