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September 1944

State Programs for Care of Children with Rheumatic Fever Under the Social Security Act, Title V, Part 2.

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United States Department of Labor, Children's Bureau. Pp. 5, with no illustrations. Washington, D. C.: Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, 1943.

Am J Dis Child. 1944;68(3):225. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020090070016

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In 1939 additional funds for the care of crippled children were authorized by Congress with the understanding that a portion of these funds be used for the care of children with rheumatic fever.

The typical program administered by a state agency for the care of crippled children serves at present only a small area, one to four counties. Children with heart disease or conditions leading to heart disease are referred to this agency by physicians, schools, hospitals and other institutions. A pediatrician acceptable to the American Board of Pediatrics is employed by the state, and consulting services are provided for social service. Nursing and educational needs are also met.

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