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August 9, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XV(6):221. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410320025005

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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

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