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January 3, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(1):54. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720270056024

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Mental Hygiene in Victoria  As a part of an international movement, a Victorian council for mental hygiene has been formed in Melbourne from representative medical men, educators, psychologists and social workers, under the presidency of Sir Richard Stawell. As its first expression, the council has organized a series of six public lectures on "The Young Child," which are intensely practical and deal with why children are naughty, the mischief of fear, the child at play (motion picture), the child in a temper, the growth of personality, and should children obey.

Consumption of Cocaine in Australia  According to the League of Nations opium board, Australia had the unenviable distinction last year of heading the Anglo-Saxon countries in the consumption of cocaine. The figures per million inhabitants are: Australia, 14.67 Kg.; United States, 7.88; Great Britain, 5.5; Canada, 5.46. These figures are difficult to explain, as there is little illicit use of

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