Image from page 141 of "Mother and child" (1920)
Title: Mother and child
Authors: Whipple, Guy M. Provision for the education of gifted children in the United States American Child Health Association American Child Hygiene Association National Child Health Council (U.S.). Child health in Erie County, New York
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nurse can properly carefor a district numbering from 40to 50 cases, all receiving specialtreatments regularly, a treatmentvarying in length from 30 minutesto an hour and a half. The workwas started with 1916 cases only,but so many requests have come infor care for children ill previousto that time, that we have graduallyabsorbed many of these olderpatients. Along with the practical work inthe Districts, the nurses have at-tended weekly classes in anatomy,physiology, and massage, and somespecial demonstrations in dissec-tion, which have been most helpful,not only serving to increase theirpractical efficiency but keping theirinterest stimulated. Improvementis slow under some conditions, andto the courage and the patience ofthe nurse is due many of our bestresults. Guide Posts to Progress A Diagram Showing How Cities of Various Sizes Have Gained inSaving Infant-Life Between 1916 and 1919. 100,000 to 50,000 to 25,000 to Under 250,000 100,000 50,000 25,000 Per- Cities over cent-age 250,000
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1916 17 18 19 1916 17 18 19 1916 17 18 19 1916 17 18 19 1916 17 18 19 Percentage of cities in each group with infant mortality rates below 100. This diagram has been preparedfrom the materials received fromhealth officers of 269 cities in theUnited States. The AmericanChild Hygiene Association thisyear has carried out this investiga-tion which heretofore was under-taken annually by the New YoricMilk Committee. Information wasreceived from each of the cities asto the number of births, number ofinfant deaths and the number ofdeaths under one month. This in-vestigation makes available thefacts of infant m.ortality in citiesat least a year before the Govern-ment reports are issued. The diagram shows several in-teresting facts: First, in 1919, more cities had In-fant mortality rates below 100 than ever before. This was true in eachgroup of cities, irrespective of size.In the first group, 83 per cent of thecities had rates under 100 in 1919;in the second group, 77 per cent;in the third grou
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