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July 27, 1918

CONSERVATION OF CHILD LIFE A NATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

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NEW ORLEANS

JAMA. 1918;71(4):237-240. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600300001001
Abstract

Every man was a baby. Unfortunately most men have forgotten the fact. Not the least of these is the majority of the medical profession, judging from their lack of desire for information about and their want of interest in the welfare of infants. The medical profession must interest itself in the saving of the lives of the babies, if the future population of the country is to be considered. Far-sightedness was never more necessary than at the present time. The adage, "Do unto others as you would be done by" never had a greater application than when applied to the infant. Let us mature adults, and particularly members of the medical profession, be leaders and advisers of our lay brothers and let us put ourselves in the place of the infant. What would we like the adults of the nation to do for us? This is easily and readily answered

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