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JAMA 100 Years Ago
March 9, 2005


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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2005;293(10):1275. doi:10.1001/jama.293.10.1275-c

Infants in Sweat Shops.—About the limit in the atrocities of sweat shop labor is the case of a female infant, eighteen months of age, who, according to the newspapers, was discovered at sweat shop work in a tenement house. The baby rolled balls in paste for the mother to work with.

Contests of Endurance Prohibited.—Recently an ordinance was passed by the New York City Board of Aldermen prohibiting contests of endurance in the future. This action is taken to put a stop to six-day contests in bicycle and walking races, which of late years have been so frequent. The new law limits such contests to a period not exceeding three hours. This is one of the most sensible ordinances we ever heard of being passed by a board of aldermen, says the editor of the Medical Age, February 10. Other cities would do well to pass similar ordinances.

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