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2 Vintage First Edition S Josephine Baker Books Healthy Children & Healthy Mothers 1920 Rare Books

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Following is what I have found about the author of these two books:

Sara Josephine Baker (1873–1945) was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, and attended the Woman’s Medical College of the New York Infirmary. As the first director of New York’s Bureau of Child Hygiene from 1908 to 1923, Baker’s work with poor mothers and children in the immigrant communities of New York City dramatically reduced maternal and child mortality and became a model for cities across the country. On two occasions she helped to track down Mary Mallon, the cook who came to be known as Typhoid Mary. Baker wrote fifty journal articles and more than two hundred pieces for the popular press about preventive medicine, as well as six books: Healthy Babies, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children (all 1920), The Growing Child (1923), Child Hygiene (1925), and her autobiography, Fighting for Life (1939). In the 1930s Baker, along with her partner of many years, the novelist Ida Wylie, and their friend Dr. Louise Pearce, moved to a two-hundred-year-old farm in New Jersey, where she lived until her death.

While these books have been reprinted and continue to be reprinted, it is very hard to find the first edition books such as these.

This listing includes both "Healthy Mothers" and "Healthy Children" and while there is visible shelf wear to the covers, the bindings are tight and there is some age related yellowing to the pages, but I don't find any other problems. Really nice copies of very hard to find books.
Following is what I have found about the author of these two books:

Sara Josephine Baker (1873–1945) was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, and attended the Woman’s Medical College of the New York Infirmary. As the first director of New York’s Bureau of Child Hygiene from 1908 to 1923, Baker’s work with poor mothers and children in the immigrant communities of New York City dramatically reduced maternal and child mortality and became a model for cities across the country. On two occasions she helped to track down Mary Mallon, the cook who came to be known as Typhoid Mary. Baker wrote fifty journal articles and more than two hundred pieces for the popular press about preventive medicine, as well as six books: Healthy Babies, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children (all 1920), The Growing Child (1923), Child Hygiene (1925), and her autobiography, Fighting for Life (1939). In the 1930s Baker, along with her partner of many years, the novelist Ida Wylie, and their friend Dr. Louise Pearce, moved to a two-hundred-year-old farm in New Jersey, where she lived until her death.

While these books have been reprinted and continue to be reprinted, it is very hard to find the first edition books such as these.

This listing includes both "Healthy Mothers" and "Healthy Children" and while there is visible shelf wear to the covers, the bindings are tight and there is some age related yellowing to the pages, but I don't find any other problems. Really nice copies of very hard to find books.

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