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August 8, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(6):403-404. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730060041021

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New Public Health Law and Child Welfare  According to the provisions of the new public health law the ministry of health and social assistance is to organize child welfare stations and take measures conducive to the hygiene and welfare of infants and preschool children, to the dissemination of the application of infant hygiene among the population, and to a lowering of infant mortality. The ministry of health is to supervise all establishments in connection therewith.The importation and sale of products, the list of which is to be prepared by the ministry of health, for the exercise of birth control or the provocation of abortion is prohibited. Such products which are used in the practice of medicine may under conditions specified by the ministry of health be imported and sold in pharmacies on prescription.Confinements in governmental maternity hospitals are gratuitous. Parturients are to remain in the hospital at least

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