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August 5, 1916

Infant Mortality: Its Relation to Industrial and Social Conditions.

JAMA. 1916;LXVII(6):464. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590060064027

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This book includes a series of papers representing an investigation of infant mortality conducted by the Boston School for Social Workers under a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation. Certain factors, such as the character of the milk supply, the influence of artificial feeding, and the form of medical attendance, which have received extended discussion elsewhere, are not included in this report, nor has any attempt been made to determine, except roughly, the relative influence of the various factors discussed. Chapters are devoted to the present position of infant mortality and its recent decline in the United States; the influence of prenatal conditions on infant mortality; infant mortality and the size of the family; the mother and infant mortality; and infant mortality, housing conditions, and influence of economic and industrial conditions. The author concludes that the fundamental causes of an excessive rate of infant mortality are poverty, inadequate economics, and

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