Jackson, Edith Banfield, 1895-1977

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From the description of Edith Banfield Jackson papers, 1939-1946. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984590

Pediatrician and child psychiatrist, Jackson helped establish and directed a rooming-in unit, where a newborn child stayed with its mother, at the Grace-New Haven Community Hospital, later the Yale Medical Center.

From the description of Interview transcript, 1970. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007781

Edith Banfield Jackson was born in 1895. A graduate of Vassar College (B.A. 1916) and John Hopkins University (M.D. 1921), Jackson held various teaching positions at the Yale University School of Medicine from 1924 to 1929. After a brief hiatus in which she underwent training and analysis with Sigmund Freud, she returned to Yale in 1936 as professor in pediatrics and psychiatry and remained until her retirement in 1959. A child psychiatrist and pioneer in family-centered maternity and infant care and parent-infant bonding, she is best known for her work on the Yale Rooming-In Research Project. She developed the rooming-in plan to allow parents to have an increased role in the care of their newborn children within hospitals. From 1946 to 1952 Jackson directed the experimental rooming-in unit at the Grace-New Haven Community Hospital. The project served as the model for a new obstetrical unit at Yale-New Haven Hospital and stimulated change in the institutionalized care of mothers and infants.

From the description of Edith Banfield Jackson papers, 1947-1959 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702168948

From the guide to the Edith Banfield Jackson papers, 1947-1959, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Pediatrician and child psychiatrist (Vassar, 1916; Johns Hopkins University, M.D., 1921), Jackson studied at the Vienna Psychoanalytic Institute, where she was psychoanalyzed by Freud, helped Anna Freud and Dorothy Burlingham establish an experimental all-day nursery school, and aided Austrian-Jewish refugees. She taught pediatrics and psychiatry at Yale Medical School and the University of Colorado and helped establish and directed a rooming-in unit, where a newborn child stayed with its mother, at the Grace-New Haven Community Hospital and then at Colorado General Hospital.

From the description of Papers, 1878-1977 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006677

From the description of Additional papers, 1878-1977 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 528755168

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creatorOf Jackson, Edith Banfield, 1895-1977. Additional papers, 1878-1977 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Jackson, Edith Banfield, 1895-1977. Papers, 1878-1977 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Freud, Anna, 1895-1982. Papers, 1880-1988 (bulk 1946-1982). Library of Congress
referencedIn Jackson, William S. (William Sharpless), 1836-1919. William Sharpless Jackson family papers, 1860- Denver Public Library, Central Library
creatorOf Edith Banfield Jackson papers, 1947-1959 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Jackson, Edith Banfield, 1895-1977. Edith Banfield Jackson papers, 1939-1946. Library of Congress
referencedIn Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939. Sigmund Freud papers, circa 6th century B.C.-1998 (bulk 1871-1939). Library of Congress
referencedIn Anna Freud Papers, 1880-1995, (bulk 1946-1982) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Jackson, Edith Banfield, 1895-1977. Edith Banfield Jackson papers, 1947-1959 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Gardner Jackson, right , maybe Edith [graphic] Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Freud, Anna, 1895-1982. Anna Freud papers, 1880-1995 (bulk 1946-1982). Library of Congress
referencedIn Sigmund Freud Papers, circa 6th century B.C.-1998, (bulk 1871-1939) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Jackson, Edith Banfield, 1895-1977. Interview transcript, 1970. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
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associatedWith Burlingham, Dorothy Tiffany, 1911-1979. person
associatedWith Colorado General Hospital. corporateBody
associatedWith Deutsch, Helene, 1884-1982. person
associatedWith Eissler, K. R. (Kurt Robert), 1908- person
correspondedWith Fenichel, Otto person
correspondedWith Freud, Anna, 1895-1982. person
associatedWith Freud, Martin. person
associatedWith Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939. person
associatedWith Grace-New Haven Community Hospital. corporateBody
associatedWith Hampstead Child-Therapy Clinic. corporateBody
associatedWith Jackson family. family
associatedWith Jackson family. family
associatedWith Jackson, Gardner, 1896-1965. person
associatedWith Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885. person
associatedWith Jackson, William S. (William Sharpless), 1836-1919. person
associatedWith Klatskin, Ethelyn. person
associatedWith La Leche League International. corporateBody
associatedWith Powers, Grover Francis, 1887-1968. person
associatedWith Putnam, Irmarita. person
associatedWith Senn, Milton J. E., 1902- person
associatedWith Spock, Benjamin, 1903-1998. person
correspondedWith Steiner, Maximilian, 1874-1942 person
associatedWith Trainham, Genevieve. person
associatedWith Yale-New Haven Hospital. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. School of Medicine. corporateBody
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United States
Vienna (Austria)
United States
Subject
Health
Rooming--In Project
Circumcision
Civil rights
Voyages and travels
Labor (obstetrics)
Finger sucking
Abortion
Newborn infants--Care
Obstetrics
Marriage
Women psychiatrists
Finance, Personal
Child care
Child analysis
Infants--Nutrition
Family life education
Jewish refugees
Child development
Physician and patient
Child psychiatry
Nursing
Anorexia nervosa
Women pediatricians
Parent and child
World War, 1939-1945--Children
Women in medicine
Infant health service
Mental health
Youth and death
Day care centers
Single-parent families
Maternal and infant welfare
Sacco--Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921
Physicians
Childbirth
Hospitals--Nurseries
Medicine
Breastfeeding
Thumb sucking
Families
Newborn infants
Occupation
Pediatricians
Physicians
Psychiatrists
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Birth 1895

Death 1977

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