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August 1938

Child Labor and the Nation's Health.

Am J Dis Child. 1938;56(2):474-475. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980140244022

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This brief pamphlet suggests many measures for improving the nation's health. Among these are dissemination of adequate information for birth control, supervision of venereal diseases and particularly decreasing tuberculosis through improving the health of children. The author feels that the passage of the child labor amendment is essential to prevent not only the tuberculosis that manifests itself in childhood but that which takes its great toll in adolescent and later life. Throughout the book and in the foreword, however, he pleads especially for the creation of a ministry of public health.

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