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May 2, 1925


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From Nutrition Clinics for Delicate Children, Inc.

JAMA. 1925;84(18):1327-1329. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660440013005

Conditions for the care of orphan children have made great advances in recent years. While the consensus of opinion now favors placing these children in "foster" or real homes instead of massing them in institutions. yet there are many forces that tend to prolong the older form of "asylum" care. The census report shows more than a thousand of these institutions in the United States. New York State, according to a Russell Sage Foundation report, has 490 children in this class in every hundred thousand of the population. The average for eleven states is one child for every thousand of the general population.

Our nutrition program was worked out primarily for service in the clinic, the home and the school. When, therefore, in connection with our various nutrition institutes held in the larger cities, opportunity was afforded us to conduct classes in orphan "homes," we were greatly interested to be