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August 7, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(6):426. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680060050018

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Revised Factory Law  The revised factory law, which was put into force, July 1, protects minors and mothers mainly in accordance with the agreements made at the international labor conference held at Washington in 1919. According to the new regulations, minor employees must be more than 15 years of age, while their working hours are shortened by an hour to two hours a day. Mothers are allowed four weeks before and six weeks after childbirth. Four more weeks' rest may be obtained on a physician's order. They are allowed to nurse their babies for thirty minutes twice a day.

Confectionery and Nutrition  The Japan Children Society has addressed Dr. Toda, director of the Tokyo health bureau, asking that an investigation be made of the nutritive qualities of confectionery.

Workers' Diseases  In the prefectural factory inspectors' conference held under the auspices of the home department in Tokyo last month, it was

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