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March 7, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(10):771-772. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530360033004

We have had occasion1 to commend the enlightened government of New South Wales for its wise care for the public welfare, as shown in its admirable and admirably administered child-labor laws, and subsequently2 for a further evidence of the same statesmanship, displayed in its fearless and thorough exposure of the nostrum pestilence by means of a royal commission. Once again we have to render our tribute of admiration to the recent report of Dr. Mackellar, president of the State Children Relief Board, to the minister of public instruction.3

From this report we learn that the scope of the board "includes the administration of the whole of the State Children's Relief Act, which controls the boarding out of the children whose support is a charge on the state, and the sections of the Infant Protection Act which relate particularly to the supervision of the privately maintained institutions for

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