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November 12, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(20):1708-1709. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690200060026

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Activities of the Society for Maternal and Infant Welfare  According to information supplied by official publications, the national maternal and infant welfare society, from Jan. 1 to June 30, 1927, was engaged in the following enterprises: The number of institutions aided was 233. The amount of money distributed among institutions founded for the protection of mothers and children was $185,000, while $355,000 was used in the administration of summer colonies. The number of colonies aided was 382. The number of children sent to the sea, the mountains, the country and to sunlit regions was about 300,000, which was thus in excess of the number suggested by the government (100,000) as in need of such outings. Two hundred and fifty-seven institutions were inspected, thirty-six of which were found to be in excellent condition, eighty-two in good, forty-eight in fair, and ninety-one in mediocre condition. In addition, eighty-six shelters for nursing mothers

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