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Progress in Pediatrics
September 1942


Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(3):497-504. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010090099013

In approaching a consideration of this subject, pediatricians should take a broad view of their interest in children. They are concerned with all aspects of the child's life—with the child as an individual. In some parts of his life their contribution to his well-being is direct and controlling; in other parts, indirect and advisory. From no part of his protection and training are they entirely excluded. The present plans for child health in this country have been perfected over a long period of careful planning. There has been a slow development in which many persons and agencies have been involved and to which pediatricians, especially the members of this society, have contributed leadership and many hours of thought and work. Progress has been made in the application of this program in all parts of the country, but in no community as yet has a perfect record of accomplishment been attained,

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