Canton, MA: Science History Publications, 2017.
Traces the development of adolescent medicine from the first program, opened by Ros Gallagher at Boston Children’s Hospital, in 1951, to the creation of the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM), in 1968.
The book describes the growth of the specialty in those two decades, including how it was influenced by changes in society, and how practitioners responded to social change with approaches created to care for alienated youth, such as free clinics, mobile medical vans, and teen hotlines. The core of the book is composed of interviews with more than eighty specialists in adolescent medicine, all of whom were trained by the pioneers of the field.
Subjects: Adolescent Medicine, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences