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The report of the Boston meeting (1914) of the American Association for the Study and Prevention of Infant Mortality is an index of the growth of the association since its founding in 1910. With this growth, the association has broadened in its scope. In the beginning, the conservation of infant life was sought chiefly through better feeding and the creation of a purer milk supply. It was soon found, however, that intelligent motherhood was one of the prime essentials, and much of the more recent effort has been directed toward the education of mothers in personal and baby hygiene, and in prenatal care. The securing of proper registration of vital and morbidity statistics as affording a basis for intelligent effort at infant conservation, nursing and social work in general has likewise become prominent in the work. Many of the papers in the report, including that of the president, Dr. J.
Transactions of the Fifth Annual Meeting of the American Association for Study and Prevention of Infant Mortality. JAMA. 1915;LXIV(20):1678–1679. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570460054032
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