Format:
Book
Author:
Kulling, Monica, author.
Title:
Dr. Jo : how Sara Josephine Baker saved the lives of America's children / Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Julianna Swaney.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Tundra, [2018]
©2018
Description:
30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Shares the story of a trailblazer who has inspired generations of girls to change the world. Sara Josephine Baker was a strong girl who loved adventure. Growing up in New York in the late 1800s was not easy. When she lost her brother and father to typhoid fever, she became determined to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. In Jo's day, medical schools were closed to women, but times were changing, and Jo was at the forefront. When she graduated in 1898, Dr. Jo still faced prejudice against women in her field. Not many people were willing to be seen by a female doctor, and Dr. Jo's waiting room remained mostly empty. She accepted a job in public health and was sent to Hell's Kitchen, one of New York's poorest neighborhoods where many immigrants lived. There, she was able to treat the most vulnerable patients: babies and children. She realized that the best treatment was to help babies get a stronger start in life. Babies need fresh air, clean and safe environments, and proper food. Dr. Jo's successes, fueled by her determination, compassion and ingenuity, made her famous across the nation for saving the lives of 90,000 inner city infants and children.
Subjects:
Baker, S. Josephine (Sara Josephine), 1873-1945 -- Juvenile literature.
Baker, S. Josephine (Sara Josephine), 1873-1945.
Baker, S. Josephine (Sara Josephine), 1873-1945.
Baker, S. Josephine (Sara Josephine), 1873-1945 -- Juvenile literature.
Pediatricians -- History -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Health officers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Child health services -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Women physicians.
Health officers.
Women -- Biography.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Biographical -- United States.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Girls & Women.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Health & Daily Living -- Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries.
Child health services.
Pediatricians.
Health officers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women physicians -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
New York (State) -- New York.
Genre:
Biographies.
Biography.
History.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Biographies.
Picture books.
Other Author:
Swaney, Julianna, illustrator.
Other Title:
Doctor Jo
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN:
2017951210
ISBN:
9781101917893
110191789X
Other Number:
1054911139
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
388850
Call Number:
J B Baker
Course Reserves:
0
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1