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February 10, 1945

Government Services

JAMA. 1945;127(6):348. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860060046016

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Group to Study Illegitimacy Problem  A National Advisory Committee on unmarried parenthood is being formed by Katharine F. Lenroot, LL.D., chief of the Children's Bureau, U. S. Department of Labor, the New York Times reported January 3. "It is not merely a matter of a growing wartime illegitimacy rate," Miss Lenroot is reported to have said, "it is also a matter of not enough social workers, not enough medical and social service facilities available, not enough public information on the resources that are available."

Seek Laws to Curb "Baby Brokers"  A draft of essentials for adoption laws and procedures, which would curb the baby broker business by making every child up for adoption a charge of the state through its welfare department, was issued January 21 by the U. S. Children's Bureau, the New York Times reports. In a statement to the press, Katharine F. Lenroot, LL.D., chief of the

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