Collier's Volume 70

Collier's Volume 70

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...nurse, whose business it is to call on families from whom she expects ' nothing except that they will listen to her advice. "Wouldn't you like to stand like this?" said a man to George--"so your chest, not your stomach, would touch the wall--the way this boy stands." "I'll say so," said George promptly. The other boy was the sturdy kind, full of "pep." "Perhaps we can arrange it," said the man. He was Dr. Walter F. Brown. His business in Mansfield for the next five years is to "arrange it" for all ailing children. He is the director of the Mansfield Child Health Demonstration, . the managing promoter of a new experiment. The strange thing is that it should be new in this age of radio and of serums; about as strange, for our time, as that the able minds of the days of Julius Caesar never thought of using steam as a motive power. But I get ahead of Dr. Brown's story. In his kindly manner and genial interest in every human being whom he meets there is a suggestion of the patient and amiable general practitioner and family counselor who looks after everything, from stone bruises to broken legs and broken hearts, as opposed to the precision of the modern specialist who sees patients only by appointment. Brown had typical country practice in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which he left to enter the wa1'.-In 1917 a forerunner of the Mansfield experiment was inaugurated. There had been child-health ex now possess. And all recent experience confirmsthe; conclusioii-that the health of a community originates = in the health of children. 'DrI Josephine Baker, the great expert of the New. York City school system, who has followed the course _ of the work since it received its...show more

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  • Paperback | 776 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 39mm | 1,361g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236810651
  • 9781236810656