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July 1926

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Am J Dis Child. 1926;32(1):119. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1926.04130070128013

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PROHIBITION OF PACIFIERS  In order to combat the use of pacifiers in France, the House of Representatives passed a law forbidding their manufacture and sale, at its meeting, March 24, 1926. Doubt is expressed if the prohibition will prove effectual, as the commercial pacifiers will probably be replaced by homemade articles. For instance, women in French villages use a linen rag dipped in sweetened water. Similar sugar teats will probably be commonly improvised.

CONGRESS FOR PROTECTION OF CHILDHOOD  The Fifth International Congress for protection of Childhood and Motherhood took place in April in Madrid under the patronage of the king of Spain, with Prof. Martinez Vargas presiding. The meeting continued for five days, from April 4 to 8, 1926.

PERSONAL  Prof. L. Morquio has returned to Montevideo from his service as delegate to the Child Welfare Congress at Geneva from Uruguay, and as the representative of the American Institute del

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