Book Reviews
April 1941

La obra de las colonias infantiles en Cuba durante los anos 1934-1939.

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By Dr. Carlos Hernandez Miyares, President of the Council of Direction and Medical Director of the National Guardianship of Children's Colonies. Price, none given. Pp. 43, with 9 illustrations. Habana, Cuba: Molina y Compania, 1940.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;61(4):905. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000100239021

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The author of this monograph presented a report on the achievements and activities of the health camps (as they are known in this country) before the section of social and preventive medicine of the First Cuban Congress of Regional Pathology, Social Medicine and Public and Private Hygiene, held in Santiago, Cuba, March 6 to 9, 1940. In this report the workings of the camps are given in great detail, and their activities are listed in numerous tables.

Dr. Miyares has a good grasp of the principles of public health, as is shown by the exclusion of children with active tuberculosis and syphilis from the camps and the administration of diphtheria toxoid to all those admitted who have a positive reaction to the Schick test. He made a plea that all children with intestinal worms seeking admission to the camps (75.54 per cent of the applicants) be allowed to enter. They

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