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March 1927

News and Comment

Am J Dis Child. 1927;33(3):472-473. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1927.04130150111010

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MORTALITY AMONG COLORED INFANTS  In the bulletin on infant mortality issued by the Department of Commerce and sent out, Jan. 29, 1927, the most striking thing is the fact that the mortality among colored infants in almost every city in the Union is from one and one-half to six times as great as it is among the white children under 1 year of age. The only instances in which the colored death rate is less than the white are those in which the colored population must be exceedingly small as indicated by the figures.

CLASSES FOR PREVENTION OF BLINDNESS  The National Committee for the Prevention of Blindness is sending Mrs. Winifred Hathaway, its associate director, on a long trip of instruction to visit sixteen different states. Many of these will be states in which classes for the prevention of blindness have not been held up to the present time.


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