The American Year Book Volume 1912

The American Year Book Volume 1912

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...the council reconsidered its action and the babies' milk supply is again safeguarded. In New Hampshire lying-in hospitals and infants' boarding houses are inspected and licensed by the state Board of Charities. The Pennsylvania Children's Aid Society has established a department for the promotion of wet nursing. The Civic Club of Portland, Me., sustains a milk station and has, in connection with it, good medical work for babies. A series of studies on infant welfare has been contributed by Prof. C. R. Henderson to the American Journal of Sociology, the final paper appearing in the issue of May, 1912. Some important phases of infantwelfare work reported from France and Germany might well be copied in this country. At the child welfare exhibit in Buffalo, the special department in infants was devoted to a demonstration of the complete proper care of the infant, beginning before birth, and continuing during the first two years of life. The motto of the exhibit was: "It is not the babies who are born, but the babies saved that count." A moving-picture film is in preparation designed to show the advantage of home care and nursing for infants over the best possible care and nursing that can be given in a foundling's home or other institution. (See also XXX, Public Health and Hygiene.) The Russell Sage Foundation haa blocked out a building designed to exhibit the chief sanitary features which are essential in saving the lives and improving the vitality of babies who must have temporary institutional care. The modern foundling home must care for the mother and the baby together. By doing so the rate of infant mortality can be much reduced. A novel and highly promising method to promote the welfare of children, especially of babies, more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,034g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236847733
  • 9781236847737