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January 18, 1941


JAMA. 1941;116(3):248-249. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820030070030

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CHILD HEALTH AND MATERNAL CARE  Report and Recommendations of Subcommittees Submitted to Maternal and Child Health Advisory Committee Meeting at the Children's Bureau, Adopted by the Full CommitteeThe following reports were submitted to the Children's Bureau Maternal and Child Health Advisory Committee by the subcommittees on child health and maternal care and, after discussion, were adopted unanimously on December 3 by the full committee:

REPORT OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON CHILD HEALTH  The national defense program has caused a rapid increase in population in villages, towns and cities adjacent to military cantonments and in those with rapidly expanding defense industries. Such expansion of population brings with it urgent problems of health protection for the whole populace, but especially for children and pregnant women in the families of workers and enlisted men.The committee recognizes that these concentrations of population have come about for purposes related to the whole of the population of the United States, not merely the areas in which

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