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December 16, 1939


JAMA. 1939;113(25):2243-2245. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800500048015

PROPOSED PROCEDURES OF UNITED STATES CHILDREN'S BUREAU  A meeting of the Committee on Maternal and Child Health of the State and Territorial Health Officers, together with certain representatives of the Children's Bureau advisory committees on maternal and child health, was held at the Children's Bureau, September 9.The meeting was called to consider problems connected with the increased appropriations for 1940 for maternal and child health as authorized in the amendment to the Social Security Act approved August 10. The meeting had to do with methods rather than policies.Following are excerpts from a report on the meeting submitted under date of November 14 by the United States Children's Bureau at the request of The Journal:

  1. It is recommended that the additional federal maternal and child health funds should be used (1) to improve quality of services now under way, (2) to extend specific maternal and child health