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PUBLICATIONS OF THE CHILDREN'S BUREAU.
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.
for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1914. 19 pp. 1914.
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.
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.
suburban community. 36 pp. 1915. Bureau publication No. 11.
Agencies in the United States. 114 pp. 1916. Bureau publication No. 16.
No. 1. Child Labor Legislation in the United States, by Helen L. Sumner and
Analytical tables of laws of all States and text of laws of each State.
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:
20 pp. 3d ed. 1914. Bureau publication No. 2.
United States, with their sex, age, race, nativity, parentage, and geographic
distribution. 106 pp. 2d ed. 1914. Bureau publication No. 5.
Ph. D. 58 pp., 16 illus. 1915. Bureau publication No. 14.
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR,
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
Julia C. LATHROP, Chief.
Secretary of Labor.