RaveLibrary Journal... [a] well-written, compelling book ... Particularly moving chapters highlight health care inequality in the United States that particularly affects Black Americans and Indigenous peoples; examples include racial disparities in COVID-19 infection and recovery rates ... An excellent book for anyone concerned with health, community, or the environment. The accessible writing will draw readers in.
Janice P. Nimura
RaveLibrary JournalNimura brings to life the fascinating histories of physicians Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell ... Nimura has done extensive research on her subjects, using archives, letters, contemporary writings, and secondary materials to bring their stories to life ... This book is an excellent read for those interested in the history of medicine and those who enjoy a well-written biography.
RaveLibrary JournalKlass brings exceptional and compassionate writing skills to an exploration of the hazards of early life, using stories of both rich and poor families before the 20th century to show how precarious children’s lives were at that time ... The author provides insight into the importance of vaccinations and health checks along with touching upon vital subjects such as child rearing, child safety seats, breastfeeding, and other concerns of childhood that have seen changes over time ... Klass masterfully introduces readers to the people coming up with solutions for many of the dangers of childhood and shows how the pediatric specialty over time has worked to improve children’s lives. Essential reading for parents.
PositiveLibrary JournalWell-researched and thoughtful.... A fast-paced read for fans of narrative nonfiction.