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September 1944

Manual of Medical Services for Children in Planning For, During and After Evacuation.

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Prepared by the State Defense Council of Connecticut, with the cooperation of the State Department of Health. Price, 25 cents. Pp. 56. Hartford, Conn.: State Defense Council, 1942.

Am J Dis Child. 1944;68(3):225. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020090070014

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This manual gives instructions for the preparation, handling and placement of children should evacuation from industrial centers become necessary. Among the "musts" in preparation is the immunization of children to smallpox, diphtheria and tetanus. Children who have contagious diseases should be sent to locations handling such patients rather than evacuated with the well children. Special instructions are given for the care of newborn and premature infants. It is urged that children with psychiatric difficulties be handled separately to prevent the spread of neuroses. Food and medical supplies necessary for the care of children during evacuation are listed.

The material is well organized, and the committees in charge deserve credit for their careful thought and attention to detail.

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