Cultivating Health: Los Angeles Women and Public Health by Jennifer Lisa Koslow

By Jennifer Lisa Koslow

Cultivating wellbeing and fitness, an interdisciplinary chronicle, info women's impression on remaking future health coverage, regardless of the absence of presidency help. Jennifer Lisa Koslow explores neighborhood nursing, housing reform, milk sanitation, childbirth, and the crusade opposed to venereal disorder in overdue 19th and early 20th century la. She demonstrates how girls applied healthiness care reform and civic courses and highlights women's domestic healthiness care, city policy-changing accomplishments, and will pay tribute to what might develop into the version for comparable service-based platforms in different American facilities.

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The strain of measles proved particularly virulent, killing twelve out of fourteen patients under the supervision of the health department by the first week of November. Despite afflicting forty children within these few blocks, the health department decided not to invoke its power to quarantine. It left the reason unstated but its comments regarding Russians suggest that the officials believed this group would have protested such a step. In statements reminiscent of Weston’s remarks, chief health officer Powers declared that “we have not only a virulent disease .

These stipulations assured the public health nurse greater potential for autonomy than her private-duty counterpart. Despite national disagreement among the leaders of the public health nursing movement about the wearing of uniforms—some feared it bore too close a resemblance to the frocks of religious orders—Weston chose to make uniforms a requirement. ” Obliging the nurses to keep time and write daily reports turned these items into symbolic accoutrements of professionalization. The rules also defined what qualified as appropriate types of work.

After residing for a few months in the Hotel Figueroa, a YWCA facility, they purchased a house at 643 West 32nd Street, where they lived until their deaths in the 1940s. Hence, they moved to southern California in the same year in which the Los Angeles branch of the National Association of Collegiate Alumnae established its settlement. 48 The settlement’s newness and uncertain future provided Weston with opportunities. Her active participation led her to the position of secretary in 1896 and president the following year.

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