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October 21, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(17):1318-1319. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740420038012

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The Secretary of Labor, through the Children's Bureau, called a conference in Washington, October 6, to consider what the Children's Bureau appears to regard as a significant increase in malnutrition directly attributable to the current depression. Representatives of official and voluntary health and relief agencies and of the medical profession and allied workers were invited to this conference. Prior to the conference a meeting of a selected executive committee had been held, and considerable publicity had been given to the opinion of the Children's Bureau that increase of malnutrition among children constitutes a serious menace at this time. The title Child Health Recovery, applied to the program proposed by the Children's Bureau, implies notable deterioration in child health during the years of economic stress.

The report of the executive committee, as presented to the conference, stated that the objective of the conference is to locate undernourishment, to initiate plans to

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