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Leavitt, Judith Walzer

Overview
Works: 34 works in 146 publications in 1 language and 11,522 library holdings
Genres: History  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs  Television adaptations  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: RA644.T8, 618.200973
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Most widely held works about Judith Walzer Leavitt
 
Most widely held works by Judith Walzer Leavitt
Brought to bed : childbearing in America, 1750 to 1950 by Judith Walzer Leavitt( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on personal accounts by birthing women and their medical attendants, Brought to Bed reveals how childbirth has changed from colonial times to the present. Judith Walzer Leavitt's study focuses on the traditional woman-centered home-birthing practices, their replacement by male doctors, and the movement from the home to the hospital. She explains that childbearing women and their physicians gradually changed birth places because they believed the increased medicalization would make giving birth safer and more comfortable. Ironically, because of infection, infant and maternal mortality did
Sickness and health in America : readings in the history of medicine and public health by Judith Walzer Leavitt( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects scholarly essays on the history of various aspects of medical practice in the United States
Typhoid Mary : captive to the public's health by Judith Walzer Leavitt( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, historian Judith Walzer Leavitt tells the remarkable story of Mary Mallon, the woman known as "Typhoid Mary." Combining social history with biography, Leavitt brings to life early-twentieth-century New York City, a world of strict class divisions and prejudice against immigrants and women. She re-creates the excitement of the early days of microbiology and explores the conflicting perspectives of journalists, public health officials, the law, and Mary Mallon herself." "Mary Mallon was the first healthy carrier of typhoid to be carefully traced in North America, but there were other healthy carriers - over 400 in New York City alone by the 1930s - whose treatment was much less harsh. Why did Mallon's case turn out as it did? As Leavitt shows, the answers have to do with popular prejudices as well as with the legal dimensions of Mallon's case. By exploring the many contexts for Mallon's experience, Leavitt provides a rich and many-layered chronicle of a woman's personal tragedy and a society's dilemma. She also explores the continuing cultural significance of Typhoid Mary, describing the ways Mallon's story has been reinterpreted in fiction, drama, and historians' narratives up to the present."--Jacket
Women and health in America : historical readings( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organised chronologically and then by topic, this volume covers studies of women and health in the colonial and revolutionary periods through the Civil War. The remainder of the book focuses on the late 19th and 20th centuries
Medicine without doctors : home health care in American history( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The healthiest city : Milwaukee and the politics of health reform by Judith Walzer Leavitt( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- 1. The city and its health problems -- 2. The city health department -- 3. The politics of health reform: smallpox -- 4. The politics of health reform: garbage -- 5. The politics of health reform: milk -- 6. The volunteers -- 7. The healthiest city -- 8. The process of change -- Chronological outline of public health history in Milwaukee -- Essay on the sources -- Index
Make room for daddy : the journey from waiting room to birthing room by Judith Walzer Leavitt( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using fathers' first-hand accounts from letters, journals, and personal interviews along with hospital records and medical literature, Judith Walzer Leavitt offers a new perspective on the changing role of expectant fathers from the 1940s to the 1980s."[book cover]
Wisconsin medicine : historical perspectives( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The March of medicine through Wisconsin is a fascinating story, full of triumph and failure, heroes and quacks, and -- overriding all -- stuttering steps toward a modern system of health care that has witnessed the doubling of life expectancies among Wisconsin citizens. This is the story of medicine in Wisconsin, told by professional historians, each speaking from his or her area of specialty. Since territorial times, the physician has risen from a position of marginal respectability to one of unparalleled admiration and trust. The hospital, unknown to residents just 150 years ago, has become a symbol of modern science and a source of civic pride. Knowledge of disease has revolutionized health practices. The purpose of this book is not to celebrate the achievements of Wisconsin's physicians, notable as they have been, but to look critically and sympathetically at the state's medical record. The contributors make no exaggerated claims for Wisconsin. Occasionally, the state led the nation in health matters, but more often it followed the example of others. With this book, the reader will come to understand how and why Wisconsin's medical practice evolved. - Jacket flap
Typhoid Mary, the most dangerous woman in America( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When six members of a wealthy family contracted typhoid fever in ... August 1906, on question puzzled everyone: how would such an upscale summer encave become infected with this highly contagous 'slum disese'? Hired to perform the bacterials detective work, George Souper soon discovered the source of the outbreak was Mary Mallon, a 37-year-old Irish immigrant cook he feared was a 'walking typhonic fever factory'
Public health in Milwaukee, 1867-1910 by Judith Walzer Leavitt( )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public resistance or cooperation? A tale of smallpox in two cities by Judith Walzer Leavitt( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nursing history review 1998 : vol. 6 : official journal of The american association of the history of nursing( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the Shadow of Maternity: American Women's Responses to Death and Debility Fears in Nineteenth-Century Childbirth by Judith Walzer Leavitt( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.0499697.0012.110
Under the shadow of maternity : American women's responses to death and debility fears in nineteenth-century childbirth by Judith Walzer Leavitt( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women and health in America : historical readings( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Organized chronologically and then by topic, this volume covers studies of women and health in the colonial and revolutionary periods through the Civil War. The remainder of the book focuses on the late 19th and 20th centuries and addresses such controversial issues as body image and physical fitness, sexuality, fertility, abortion and birth control, childbirth and motherhood, mental illness, women's health care providers (midwives, nurses, physicians), and health reform and public health.-Back cover
Gendered expectations : women and early twentieth-century public health by Judith Walzer Leavitt( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Judith Leavitt, biographical materials]( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Typhoid Mary by Judith Walzer Leavitt( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dr. Leavitt's lecture focuses on Mary Mallon, the woman identified as "Typhoid Mary" in the early 20th Century. Dr. Leavitt provides a short biography of Mary Mallon, a time-line of the events that led to Mallon's identification as a healthy carrier of typhoid fever, and a description of typhoid fever. Dr. Leavitt interweaves Mary Mallon's story with ideas on state infringement of personal liberty, gender, ethnicity, and class. She uses slides to illustrate her lecture. Lois Ann Coliani, associate director of library operations, National Library of Medicine, provided the introductory remarks and was followed by Donald A.B. Lindberg, director of NLM, who introduced the speaker
Typhoid Mary: captive to the public's health by Judith Walzer Leavitt( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

0807021024 (acid-free paper)
Women and health in America : historical readings( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Brought to bed : childbearing in America, 1750 to 1950
Alternative Names
Judith Walzer Leavitt American historian

Judith Walzer Leavitt Amerikaans historica

Judith Walzer Leavitt historiadora estadounidense

Leavitt, Judith Walzer

Walzer Leavitt, Judith‏

Walzer Leavitt, Judith 1940-

Languages
English (131)

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Sickness and health in America : readings in the history of medicine and public healthTyphoid Mary : captive to the public's healthWomen and health in America : historical readingsMake room for daddy : the journey from waiting room to birthing roomNursing history review 1998 : vol. 6 : official journal of The american association of the history of nursing