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The History of Infant Welfare in Hungary
Apart from the work of elementary education in Hungary and the special institutions for the treatment of physically and mentally defective children, the protection of infants is a work to which the greatest possible importance is attached. Infant life protection was encouraged in the first place by Countess Theresa Brunswick, and it was owing to her interest that the idea of homes for infant children began to gain ground. The first home was founded at Buda, a part of Budapest, in 1828, and in 1836 the Association for the Establishment of Homes for Infant Children in Hungary was already established, with Count Leo Festetics as its first president. Louis Kossuth was one of the first members of the council. The whole movement passed through vicissitudes as a result of the war of independence, fought in 1848-1849. It was not until the sixties that
BUDAPEST. JAMA. 1926;87(13):1050. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680130064026