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January 26, 1918

THE FOOD OF THE POORER CLASSES IN WAR TIME

JAMA. 1918;70(4):234-235. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600040032010
Abstract

Modern philanthropy has been contrasted with the more haphazard forms of charitable undertakings of the past by the designation "enlightened philanthropy." It aims not only to bring relief to the situations that demand help, but also to investigate the causes of the difficulties at issue, and to seek to avert or ameliorate them. It has often been said that the poor are always with us. The present war, however, has with unanticipated emphasis directed attention to those dependent for help on the public. The rapidly rising cost of living has tended to aggravate the hardships of all who are properly recipients of charity, so that they have in numerous instances been placed in most unfortunate situations. Now, more than ever before, it is essential to have helpful information which shall direct the policy of providing the necessities of life in an efficient and sympathetic manner. Food is foremost among the

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