In few, if any, periods in our national medical history has more concerted effort been directed toward child welfare in its varied aspects. Every phase of the child's life is receiving scientific investigation and attention. Specialists have developed in every field of infantile and juvenile activity. Numerous organizations have been created to study the status of the health and well being of the children of the United States and its possessions, to report what is being done, and to recommend what ought to be done and how to do it.
This is admittedly a large task, and it has been relegated for the most part to experts who serve without compensation and make their efforts a "labor of love." In a recent address, Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur said that there are 45,000,000 growing children in this country. They represent more different racial strains than make up the body of any
CHILD HEALTH DAY. JAMA. 1932;98(18):1564. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730440044012