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dc.contributor.editorAbboud, Carolina J.en_US
dc.creatorGerais, Reem
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-04T20:19:22Z
dc.date.available2017-05-04T20:19:22Z
dc.date.created2017-05-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/11493
dc.description.abstractBetter babies contests were competitions held in state fairs throughout the US during the early twentieth century in which babies between the ages of 6 and 48 months were judged for their health. In 1908, social activist Mary de Garmo established and held the first better babies contest at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport, Louisiana. The contests, mirroring theories established in the US’s eugenics movement of the twentieth century, aimed to establish standards for judging infant health. Nurses and physicians judged infants participating in the contest on mental health, physical health, and physical appearance. In 1913, the Woman’s Home Companion (WHC) magazine cosponsored de Garmo’s better babies contests and introduced the competition to state fairs throughout the US. Better babies contests helped promote routine health assessments of children by medical professionals.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectConcepten_US
dc.subject.lcshEugenicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEugenics--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshEugenics--United States--Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshState fairsen_US
dc.subject.lcshContestsen_US
dc.subject.lcshInfants--Health and hygieneen_US
dc.subject.lcshInfants--Mortalityen_US
dc.subject.lcshChild developmenten_US
dc.subject.lcshChildren--Growthen_US
dc.subject.lcshToddlers--Developmenten_US
dc.titleBetter Babies Contests in the United States (1908–1916)en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoOutreachen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2017-05-04en_US


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