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June 30, 1934

Children, Inc.: The Post-War "Administration" of the Whole Child Life of One Baltic State in Its Critical Period. A Factual Narrative

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By Thomas J. Orbison, Chief of Latvian Section, American Relief Administration Child Fund. Cloth. Price, $2. Pp. 294, with 6 illustrations. Boston: Stratford Company, 1933.

JAMA. 1934;102(26):2224. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750260070030

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During the period of postwar rehabilitation of the European civilian population, the author, a captain in the medical corps, was made chief of the Latvian section of the American Relief Administration Child Fund. He unfolds the tale of that portion of the gigantic relief project with which he was connected, in a simple style that is easy to read. The enlistment of the Women's Committee to his aid and the handling of the local political factions speak for the diplomatic acumen of the author. The chapter on the siege of Riga by the German-Russian White Army is an excellent portrayal by an eye witness of a dramatic incident. The author gives an interesting account of his experiences in postwar child welfare.

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