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Sept 21, 1984

Maternal and Child Health Practices: Problems, Resources, and Methods of Delivery

Author Affiliations

Public Health Service Department of Health and Human Services Rockville, Md

JAMA. 1984;252(11):1474. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03350110068036

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The purpose of this book is to present a complete and comprehensive assessment of modern maternal and child health practices. Topics covered are the scope of maternal and child health, including a historical perspective from about 1890; the organization of and legislative base for federal programs, trends, and demography; the services provided for maternal care, perinatal care, the young child, the adolescent, and handicapped children in the United States; and maternal and child health practices in developing countries.

The book is appropriate as a textbook for courses in maternal and child health at the undergraduate level for students majoring in medical care administration or at the graduate level for physicians, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, public health professionals, and other health professionals interested in maternal and child health or other types of administration. Tables for reporting data are liberally used throughout the book. The material is presented in a logical, well-organized