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To the Editor:
—It may be of interest to your readers to know that the General Federation of Women's Clubs, with a membership of 800,000, has decided to take up an educational campaign on social hygiene. A committee of three physicians and one lay woman was appointed by the president to start the work. The opportunity is a great one, but the task of doing it wisely and yet of facing the facts honestly is no small one. A large number of women in the federation are not even acquainted with the name "social hygiene;" a still larger number are afraid of the subject.Our experience in Illinois has been of the most encouraging nature. In the last four years a committee, consisting of a number of women physicians and some lay members of the Chicago Woman's Club, in cooperation with the Chicago Woman's Club and the Chicago Society for
Yarros RS. Federation of Women's Clubs Starts Educational Campaign in Social Hygiene. JAMA. 1911;LVI(10):760-761. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560100052031