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April 1930

MALNUTRITION: A STUDY OF PREVENTORIUM TREATMENT AND OF END-RESULTS

Author Affiliations

Professor of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, Syracuse University SYRACUSE, N. Y.

Am J Dis Child. 1930;39(4):758-767. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01930160076008
Abstract

Camp Hillcrest at Fayetteville, 8 miles from Syracuse, N. Y., was established in 1919 as a summer camp for undernourished children. By 1922, it had developed into a preventorium accommodating forty children, and remaining open all the year. Two years later, a wing was added with fifteen beds for crippled children, chiefly for those suffering from the after-effects of poliomyelitis. Camp Hillcrest is now a well equipped institution with 6 acres of high ground, vegetable and flower gardens, a shallow swimming pool and adequate space for play and recreational activities. The children sleep in open-window pavilions and attend school in open-window classrooms. The camp has a capable resident nursing and operating personnel, the medical and dental care being furnished by a staff of physicians and dentists from Syracuse and Fayetteville.

Girls from 6 to 14 and boys from 6 to 12 years of age are admitted for the treatment of

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