Our Children: Their Physical and Mental Development 1872 Augustus Kinsley Gardner ~ child development ~ family life ~ antique


Title: Our Children: Their Physical and Mental Development. The great aim of parents should be to reconcile education with health and happiness.
Author: Augustus K. [Kinsley] Gardner, A.M., M.D.

Description: Ex-library (non-circulating). Library rebind in buff-colored cloth. Spine with call number and a gilt-lettered title block. Library labels on front endpapers. Library pinhole stamp on title page and on one additional page. Six illustrated plates, including tissue-guarded frontispiece. 8vo. pp. xiv, (15)-340, plus [4] advertising. Placed in an archival mylar sleeve with a small, loose slip of acid-free, color-coordinated paper to mask the call number. Scarce.  

Dr. Augustus Gardner's wide-ranging and practical guide to the health and development of children addresses their physical, mental, emotional, social and behavioral well-being, as well as the roles of parents and teachers. An interesting work, revealing perspectives on child rearing and the conditions of family life in the 1870s.  

Topics include marriage and heredity, demands made on parents, maternity, infancy, children's nutrition, clothing, relationships, education, habits, exercise, recreation, social life, and the identification and treatment of various physical ailments, injuries and diseases (from pimples to drowning).  

Augustus Kinsley Gardner (1821-1876) was a prominent physician in New York City. He earned his medical degree from Harvard in 1844 and became a specialist in both obstetrics and insanity. In addition to serving as a physician at the New-York Dispensary, the Northern Dispensary (Greenwich Village), the Lying-In Hospital (Manhattan), and the Bloomingdale Insane Asylum, he also served as professor of diseases of females and clinical midwifery at the New York Medical College.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Belknap & Bliss
Place: Hartford, Conn.
Year: 1872

Keywords: childhood, nineteenth century, 19th century, United States, family life, childhood development, child rearing, education,

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