As director of the South Carolina units of the American Women's Hospitals and as the state's first female county health official, Hilla Sheriff combined elements of the Progressive Era's social gospel ; the New Deal notion that concerned, public-spirited officials could make a difference ; and a nascent feminism that led her into the controversial fields of family planning and nutrition.
Sheriff's responses to endemic pellagra, innovative maternal and child health campaigns, and contraceptive research for the Milbank Memorial Fund attracted national attention and spawned programs based on her models throughout the South.
Her ability to tailor programs to diverse communities-mothers who bore double burdens as textile workrs, isolated farm families, mountaineers, and African Americans denied access to most health care facilities in the Jim Crow South-serves as a timeless example for those commited to community medicine.
Mots-clés Pascal : Historique, Biographie, Carrière professionnelle, Femme, Politique sanitaire, Caroline du Sud, Hilla Sheriff, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Case history, Biography, Career, Woman, Health policy, South Carolina, Human, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 95-0264961
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 01/03/1996.