Meggie's dissertation, "The Salubrious Sea: Marine Hospitals, the Environment, and the Health of American Urban Children, 1870-1930," explores the emergence of seashore hospitals for children in the late 19th and early 20th centuries across the north-eastern United States and western Europe. She examines the medical, environmental, and social rationale that facilitated physicians, philanthropists, parents and children’s participation in these institutions. The project illuminates the ways people understood cities to be pathological environments and how they constructed the cities’ near-shores as spaces to heal, restore, and re-build America’s littlest citizens: children.
Meghan Crnic and Cynthia Connolly. “They Can’t Help Getting Well Here,”: Seaside Hospitals for Children in the United States, 1872-1917.” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 2 (Spring 2009), 220-233.
Meghan Crnic. “Better Babies: Social Engineering for ‘a better nation, a better world.” Endeavour 33(2009), 13-18.