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Article
June 1918

METHODS USED IN A CLASS FOR UNDERNOURISHED CHILDREN

Am J Dis Child. 1918;XV(6):373-396. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1918.04110240002001
Abstract

During the past few years attention has been repeatedly called to the fact that a large number of children in this country are undernourished. That this is true has been shown by the reports of school inspectors and by several different surveys made by other agencies. These have been summarized recently by Baker1 and by the report of the Public Health Committee of the New York Academy of Medicine.2 The exact amount of this malnutrition is estimated differently by various observers, and this is partly due to the fact that there is no accurate or standard scale by which to measure the nutrition of the child. In some of the surveys no weights were taken, but the nutrition was merely left to the judgment of the observer. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that the amount of malnutrition is not inconsiderable, and that it promises to mount to an

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