Janet Golden

Historian of Medicine, Women, and Children in the United States
Janet looks at history through the lens of children, bringing a fresh perspective to events in our past. She's thoughtful and engaging and will make you think in new ways.


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Janet Golden is a historian specializing in the history of medicine, women and children in the United States. She is the author of Babies Made Us Modern: How Infants Brought Americans Into the Twentieth Century, Message in a Bottle: The Making of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; and A Social History of Wet Nursing in American: From Breast to Bottle. She is currently working on a book about the history of immigration and disability law.


"Interesting and informative. Janet was engaging and interactive."

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