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August 20, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(8):668. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740600060025

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The Organization of Public Care of Children  Although there are in Rumania several laws, enacted in 1910, 1921, 1926, 1929 and 1930, relating to the protection of infants and children, they are inadequate to modern conditions. This is partly due to the undisciplined public and partly to lax enforcement of the laws. Another handicap to obtaining the full benefits from a well organized children's protection campaign is that the number of outlying organizations is small and they are unequally distributed in the different regions; there is no close cooperation between state and private protection of children; finally, the expenses are high: 163,000,000 lei yearly, about a million dollars.These facts awakened the thought to lay the foundation of a new organization. At a meeting recently, it was resolved that the leaders of the present organization appeal to the government and suggest the passing of a law which shall establish the

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