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July 1917


Am J Dis Child. 1917;14(1):1-4. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1917.01910070008001

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The General Medical Board of the Advisory Commission of the Council of National Defense early this spring sent out letters to various organizations, requesting the latter to make recommendations indicating in what way they could be of service in the present national crisis. In accordance with this request, representatives of various organizations interested in maternal and child welfare, met in committee at Washington in June, formulated the recommendations given below, and sent them to the General Medical Board.

A glance at the list of societies represented on this committee shows the widespread nature and distribution of the associations interested in infant and child welfare. On the committee are represented not only medical societies and specialists, but also public health and social organizations dealing with these problems.

The chief object of the committee, of course, was to make on a broad, comprehensive scale, recommendations and suggestions looking toward the protection and