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May 14, 1910

Reducing Infant Mortality in Large Cities

JAMA. 1910;LIV(20):1628. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550460042011

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To the Editor:  —In connection with an interesting paper which appeared in The Journal, April 16, by Dr. H. Schwarz, on "A Plan by which Infant Mortality Can Be Reduced in Large Cities," I should like to state that the following up of infants born in a maternity service is also being done in some other institutions in this country. In the Archives of Pediatrics, July, 1907, I wrote: "Maternity hospitals could do much by giving mothers detailed instruction in the care and feeding of infants; and to those mothers who cannot give the breast, demonstrations in the preparation of the food could be given during the last two or three days of their stay at the hospital. By explaining to them the great importance and value of regular supervision a certain number could be induced to report regularly at stated intervals during the first year in order to have

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