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One of the most striking features of the charitable work of the present day is in the care taken of the young, especially of our young city-dwellers. The little people who are so fortunate as to be brought up in the country have about the same care now that they have always had; that is, they look out for themselves, and they are generally able to do it. But our city infantry need a great deal of charitable oversight. The movement is well-nigh universal, in all great cities, to help poor children, subjected to city overcrowding, to get away into the country. In Berlin, an organization, known as the Vacation-Colonies Societies, is favored by Imperial ladies, and has achieved an astonishing success in a very short time. In Paris, there have been for several years small societies for taking the young out of the city in the summer time. London
FRESH AIR FUNDS FOR CITY CHILDREN.. JAMA. 1890;XV(6):221. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410320025005
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