Suffer the Children: A Pediatrician's Reflections on Abuse

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Rosamond L. Murdock, M.D., was compelled to write of her experiences as a pediatrician "to heighten the awareness of child abuse/neglect in parents and other persons who care about the welfare of children."

CHAPTER 1: FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL Historical Overview of Child Abuse and Neglect

CHAPTER 2: PLIGHT OF THE INNOCENT Sexual Abuse

CHAPTER 3: THEY'LL NEVER BE ALL RIGHT Prenatal Abuse and Neglect

CHAPTER 4: LOVE BUT LET DIE! Medical and Physical Neglect

CHAPTER 5: WHOSE BUSINESS IS IT? Physical Abuse

CHAPTER 6: THEY'RE NOT OKAY Emotional/Psychological Abuse and Neglect

CHAPTER 7: I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE! Runaways and Suicides

CHAPTER 8: BUREAUCRATIC INADEQUACIES What's Wrong with the Present System?

CHAPTER 9: GENERATIONAL HOPE Individual and Governmental

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The author has firsthand experience with child abuse and neglect through her 20 years of experience in inner city hospitals and public health departments. Case studies illuminate her sobering description of the variety and severity of child abuse from ancient times to the present. From inadequate prenatal care through the intolerable emotional pain that results in runaways and suicides, Murdock delivers a clear message on the responsibility of society, government, and the individual to recognize and prevent child abuse. She concludes that laws are in place and funding available for abuse prevention and treatment, but emphasizes that only individual action will stop the abuse. Recommended.
- Hilma F. Cooper, Cheltenham Twp . Libs., Pa.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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