|List of Illustrations||ix|
|Introduction: Redefining Motherhood||1|
|1||“Follow the lead of physicians”: Motherhood in the Late Nineteenth Century||11|
|2||“Mamma's scientific—she knows all the laws”: Motherhood in the Early Twentieth Century||34|
|3||“Follow my instructions exactly”: Experts to Mothers in the Interwar Period and during World War II||56|
|4||“The modern way”: Mothers circa 1920–1945||83|
|5||“Now I know that an authority has the same opinion as mine”: Motherhood in the Postwar Period||107|
|6||“Use it to guide, not to dictate”: Motherhood in the Late Twentieth Century||135|
|Conclusion: “I wanted to do it right”||154|
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Publication information: Book title: Perfect Motherhood: Science and Childrearing in America. Contributors: Rima D. Apple - Author. Publisher: Rutgers University Press. Place of publication: New Brunswick, NJ. Publication year: 2006. Page number: vii.
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