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March 26, 1892

Charities and Correction.—

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(13):404-405. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411170030015

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Until the present century, the policy of Europe in dealing with crime and pauperism, was the best possible if the object had been to propagate and increase them both. The States of the New World necessarily copied many of the methods of the Old. Unfortunately, along with much that was true and wise, they copied and perpetuated many old blunders. But with the advance of modern thought, especially with the enormous widening of the sphere of scientific knowledge, have come new and better ways of dealing with the defective, the criminal and the pauper.

To spread abroad and make popular the better ways in charity and reform, is the object of the National Conference of Charities and Correction, which meets annually in one or other of our great cities, and will hold its nineteenth annual session in Denver, Col., next June. It combines the best philanthropy of all creeds and

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