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dc.contributor.authorMcCalman, J
dc.contributor.authorMorley, R
dc.date.available2014-05-21T18:59:59Z
dc.date.issued2003-04-01
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dc.identifier.citationMcCalman, J. & Morley, R. (2003). Mothers' health and babies' weights: The biology of poverty at the Melbourne Lying-in Hospital, 1857-83. SOCIAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE, 16 (1), pp.39-56. https://doi.org/10.1093/shm/16.1.39.
dc.identifier.issn0951-631X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/25517
dc.descriptionC1 - Journal Articles Refereed
dc.description.abstractBirth weight remains a major focus of medical research into the relationship between pre-natal growth and life course health, and historians have used mean birth weight to assess women's standard of living. However, there are intrinsic difficulties in inferring maternal health and nutritional status from birth weight, and some of the known data sets produce puzzling results. One rich data set comes from the Melbourne Lying-in Hospital, 1857-83, and the article discusses the complex institutional, social, and economic causes that may underlie its apparently counter-intuitive anthropometric results. This data set reveals the biological effects differential social conditions can inflict, even within an otherwise affluent society.
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherOXFORD UNIV PRESS
dc.subjectHistory and Philosophy of Medicine ; Child Health; Social Structure and Health
dc.titleMothers' health and babies' weights: The biology of poverty at the Melbourne Lying-in Hospital, 1857-83
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/shm/16.1.39
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentPaediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital
melbourne.source.titleSOCIAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE
melbourne.source.volume16
melbourne.source.issue1
melbourne.source.pages39-56
melbourne.publicationid20684
melbourne.elementsid258880
melbourne.contributor.authorMcCalman, Janet
melbourne.contributor.authorMorley, Ruth
dc.identifier.eissn1477-4666
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