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August 1950

Child Health Services and Pediatric Education. Report of the Committee for the Study of Child Health Services of the American Academy of Pediatrics, with the cooperation of the United States Public Health Service and the United States Children's Bureau.

Am J Dis Child. 1950;80(2):361-362. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040020370021

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By seeking the facts concerning the present status of health and medical care facilities available to children, the pediatricians of this country have accepted the challenge facing the medical profession of whether medical care of high quality can be made available to all the people according to accepted patterns of American medical practice.

This report contains the results of a nationwide study conducted under the leadership of the American Academy of Pediatrics, with the utilization of the facilities of the United States Children's Bureau, the United States Public Health Service and numerous national, state and local private and official agencies.

The summary of the findings contained in this volume, in a separate statistical supplement and in the detailed state reports indicates the direction which future planning must take—in improving care not only for children but for all the people. It is evident that problems of care for children are only

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