JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
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
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.
Miscellany. JAMA. 2005;293(10):1275. doi:10.1001/jama.293.10.1275-c