January 1955

Child Health and the State.

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By Alan Moncrieff. Price, $1.50. Pp. 48. Oxford University Press, Amen House, Warwick Sq., London E. C. 4, 1953.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;89(1):123. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.02050110139018

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In this collection of lectures bound in a 48-page book, the author briefly but adequately states the problems and the progress that has been made in Great Britain in the area of child health, stressing the position of the State in meeting these problems. "Child Health" is divided into the subjects of Infant Welfare, School Health, and the Deprived Child. It is necessary and advisable to evaluate the infant welfare program as well as the school health program from time to time to make certain that the children are getting what is really needed. World War 2 created a need for the care and welfare of children deprived of a home, parents, food, and clothing. The State partly met this need through the Children's Act of 1948. The factual information is clear and easy to read; however, the brevity detracted somewhat from the interest of reading. It is indicated that

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