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June 1960

The Soviet Union Looks at Her Children

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1960;99(6):712-713. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1960.02070030714002

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The Prospects of Development of Pediatrics in the Light of Resolutions of the Twenty-First Party Congress  The 21st Communist Party Congress approved the present seven-year plan for development of the internal structure of the USSR; part of this plan includes the development of pediatric care and research. Capital funds will be provided for the building of therapeutic and prophylactic agencies, further development of sports, physical education, and medical industry. Considerable expansion is expected in nursery schools, kindergartens, schools and boarding schools. The number of places in nursery schools and kindergartens is being increased two and a half times. The most important task seems to be the study of the sanitary and hygienic measures concerned with hospitals, lighting, heating, ventilation, and children's clothes, particularly the allowable physical and scholastic load for children of different ages in connection with the radical changes of education in the Soviet Union. In connection with these

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