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June 21, 1924

Problems of Child Welfare.

JAMA. 1924;82(25):2075-2076. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650510075033

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The facts and statistics in this book are grouped under five different headings: the conservation of life; health and physique; training and education; child labor; juvenile delinquency, and problems of dependent children. Mr. Mangold views the child through the old telescopes of heredity and environment. He admits that little can be done to improve heredity, as in the case of eugenic measures, sterilization and moral instruction, and devotes himself to preventive and constructive methods in use in social work. Students of philanthropy will therefore find in his book quick references to existing conditions, such as age in reference to child mortality, and the use of the cottage system in institutional work. References at the end of each chapter on the subjects treated should be helpful. Poverty, vice and constitutional ill health, as well as those brighter aspects of the social worker's field, recreation and vocational guidance, are some of the

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