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July 10, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(2):110-111. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680020038018

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Child Welfare in New Zealand  Visitors to New Zealand often comment on the good health of the children. The country is prosperous, the climate is healthful and the life is good. But much of the health and happiness, both in infancy and in later years, is directly due to the system of training and nursing founded by Sir Truby King nineteen years ago. He held that if mothers were trained on common sense lines to give their babies a good start in life, the first battle of the campaign would be won. So the Royal New Zealand Society for the Health of Women and Children was formed; but the mothers, who owe so much to the organization, call their children "Plunket" babies. Lord Plunket was governor of New Zealand in the first years of the activity of the society, and he and Lady Plunket did much to encourage the work.

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