The Resource Dr. Jo : how Sara Josephine Baker saved the lives of America's children, Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Julianna Swaney

Dr. Jo : how Sara Josephine Baker saved the lives of America's children, Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Julianna Swaney

Label
Dr. Jo : how Sara Josephine Baker saved the lives of America's children
Title
Dr. Jo
Title remainder
how Sara Josephine Baker saved the lives of America's children
Statement of responsibility
Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Julianna Swaney
Title variation
Doctor Jo
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kulling, Monica
Dewey number
  • 610.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Swaney, Julianna
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baker, S. Josephine
  • Baker, S. Josephine
  • Pediatricians
  • Health officers
  • Child health services
  • Pediatricians
  • Health officers
  • Child health services
Target audience
primary
Label
Dr. Jo : how Sara Josephine Baker saved the lives of America's children, Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Julianna Swaney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781101917893
Lccn
2017951210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1054911139
  • (OCoLC)1054911139
Label
Dr. Jo : how Sara Josephine Baker saved the lives of America's children, Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Julianna Swaney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781101917893
Lccn
2017951210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1054911139
  • (OCoLC)1054911139

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