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December 27, 1919


JAMA. 1919;73(26):1950-1951. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610520040025

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Nov. 20, 1919.

The Parliamentary Elections and Social Hygiene  In the numerous political platforms that have seen the light of day in connection with the election campaign preceding the parliamentary elections, questions pertaining to social hygiene have not occupied, it must be confessed, a very conspicuous place. However, I wish to call attention to a manifesto which emphasized the necessity of improving French birth records both quantitatively and qualitatively and of protecting large-sized families. At the head of the list of candidates who signed this manifesto stood the name of Dr. Pinard, former professor of clinical obstetrics on the Paris Faculty of Medicine. Pinard has been one of the well known promoters of the child welfare movement in France.The Ligue nationale contre l'alcoolisme, of which Professor Debove, former dean of the Paris Faculty of Medicine, is president, has sent to the various political parties the following declaration:


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