Anodynes & Nostrums: A Century of Patent Medicines for Infants and Children

Anita L. Britt


Dr. Britt takes us on an illuminating journey through cutting edge medications for children in the Victorian era. ANODYNES provides sharp contrast between toxic ingredients on one side with grateful parents trying to treat their children’s ailments at that time. Would today’s parents choose any differently from them? – Douglas Vanderbilt, MD, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

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Publication Date2014 ISBN: 9780182173037 Number of Pages 61
Author Biography
Anita L. Britt, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, and Executive Director of the award-winning Child Development Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. With Degrees in Anthropology and Developmental Psychology, her focus in both teaching and research has always been on children within their societies. She is past-Chair of the Los Angeles Mayor's Advisory Committee on Child Care, a Board Member of Heritage Square Museum, and a member of The Historical Society of Southern California, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and Child Care in Health Care
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