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Annual Reports:

First Annual Report of the Chief, Children's Bureau, to the Secretary of Labor,

for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1913. 20 pp. 1914.
Second Annual Report of the Chief, Children's Bureau, to the Secretary of Labor,

for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1914. 19 pp. 1914.
Third Annual Report of the Chief, Children's Bureau, to the Secretary of Labor,

for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1915. 26 pp. 1915. Care of Children Series:

No. 1. Prenatal Care, by Mrs. Max West. 41 pp. 3d ed. 1913. Bureau pub

lication No. 4.

No. 2. Infant Care, by Mrs. Max West. 87 pp. 1914. Bureau publication No. 8. Dependent, Defective, and Delinquent Classes Series:

No. 1. Laws Relating to Mothers' Pensions in the United States, Denmark, and

New Zealand. 102 pp. 1914. Bureau publication No. 7.
No. 2. Mental Defectives in the District of Columbia: A brief description of local

conditions and the need for custodial care and training. 39 pp. 1915. Bureau

publication No. 13. Infant Mortality Series:

No. 1. Baby-saving Cainpaigns: A preliminary report on what American cities

are doing to prevent irfant mortality. 93 pp. 4th ed. 1914. Bureau pub

lication No. 3. No. 2. New Zealana Society for the Health of Women and Children: An example

of the methods of baby-saving work in small towns and rural districts. 19 pp.

1914. Bureau publication No. 6. No. 3. Infant Mortality: Results of a field study in Johnstown, Pa., based on

births in one calendar year, by Emma Duke. 93 pp. and 9 pp. illus. 1915.

Bureau publication No. 9.
No. 4. Infant Mortality in Montclair, N. J.: A study of infant mortality in a

suburban community. 36 pp. 1915. Bureau publication No. 11.
No. 5. A Tabular Statement of Infant-Welfare Work by Public and Private

Agencies in the United States. 114 pp. 1916. Bureau publication No. 16.
Industrial Series:

No. 1. Child Labor Legislation in the United States, by Helen L. Sumner and
Ella A. Merritt. 2 charts. 1131 pp. 1915. Bureau publication No. 10.

Analytical tables of laws of all States and text of laws of each State.
No. 2. Administration of Child Labor Laws:

Part 1. Employment Certificate System, in Connecticut. 69 pp. 2 charts.

1915. Bureau publication No. 12. Miscellaneous Series:

No. 1. The Children's Bureau: A circular containing the text of the law estab

lishing the bureau and a brief outline of the plans for immediate work. 5 pp.

1912. Bureau publication No. 1:
No. 2. Birth Registration: An aid in preserving the lives and rights of children.

20 pp. 3d ed. 1914. Bureau publication No. 2.
No. 3. Handbook of Federal Statistics of Children: Number of children in the

United States, with their sex, age, race, nativity, parentage, and geographic

distribution. 106 pp. 2d ed. 1914. Bureau publication No. 5.
No. 4. Child Welfare Exhibits: Types and preparation, by Anna Louise Strong,

Ph. D. 58 pp., 16 illus. 1915. Bureau publication No. 14.
No. 5. Baby Week Campaigns. Suggestions for communities of various sizes.
64 pp. 1915. Bureau publication No. 15.


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Washington, D. C., April 6, 1916. SIR: I transmit herewith a tabular statement of infant-welfare work by public and private agencies in the United States. In preparing a discussion of this subject it was found necessary to divide the material into two reports. The first consists of the tabular statement presented herewith and the second will give a detailed description of the most significant instances of public and private infant-welfare work. The tabular statement is published in advance because of its general interest as a comparative presentation of State, municipal, and volunteer agencies throughout the United States. It is to be noted that the activities listed in this tabulation are concerned chiefly with safeguarding the health of well children; not with the treatment of sick children.

The tabulation indicates the nation-wide extent of the movement to protect infant life. Nothing short of a revolution is taking place in the attitude of physicians and social students. They increasingly urge constructive measures for preserving health and for stimulating and improving home care. Emphasis is placed upon the absolute necessity of providing sound instruction in the hygiene of infancy and childhood and of making it convenient for parents to secure information as to the healthful regimen for the individual child. Systems are in course of development for providing such examinations and tests of well children as will enable parents to forestall disease. As will be seen, public authorities and private agencies are working out practical methods in various phases of the whole problem.

The work of collecting and tabulating the information has been
done by Mrs. Etta R. Goodwin, assisted by Miss Dorothy Hender-
son, under the general direction of Dr. Grace L. Meigs, head of the
division of hygiene.
Very respectfully,

Julia C. LATHROP, Chief.

Secretary of Labor.

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