Meggie's dissertation, "Seeking the Salubrious Sea: The Health and Environments of Urban American Families, 1870-1930" explores the emergence of pediatric seashore hospitals for children in the late 19th and early 20th centuries along America's north-eastern seaboard. 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 seashore as a space to heal, restore, and reform American children's health and bodies.
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.
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