‘Done to death by father or relatives’: Irish families and infanticide cases, 1922–1950

  title={‘Done to death by father or relatives’: Irish families and infanticide cases, 1922–1950},
  author={Cl{\'i}ona Rattigan},
  journal={The History of the Family},
  pages={370 - 383}
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