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SIGNIFICANCE OF A COMPLETE PREVENTIVE MEDICAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

SIGNIFICANCE OF A COMPLETE PREVENTIVE MEDICAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN A former public health official from an occupied country in Europe said to me the other day: "We have been educating for this war for forty years! The way we have cared for our babies and young children has encouraged the kind of personality that makes violent conflicts inevitable." "Types like Hitler and Mussolini," he went on, "must be expected to develop when we deny to children the secure personal background necessary for normal growth." This physician was greatly impressed with the possibilities for human development that might be offered by a community medical program which would take into account, from the first days of a child's life, not only his physical health and welfare but his basic emotional needs as well. This is the kind of program to which the Rochester Child Health Project looks forward. DEVELOPMENT OF PEDIATRIC THOUGHT Before going into the plan I should like to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

SIGNIFICANCE OF A COMPLETE PREVENTIVE MEDICAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1944 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020090013003
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Abstract

A former public health official from an occupied country in Europe said to me the other day: "We have been educating for this war for forty years! The way we have cared for our babies and young children has encouraged the kind of personality that makes violent conflicts inevitable." "Types like Hitler and Mussolini," he went on, "must be expected to develop when we deny to children the secure personal background necessary for normal growth." This physician was greatly impressed with the possibilities for human development that might be offered by a community medical program which would take into account, from the first days of a child's life, not only his physical health and welfare but his basic emotional needs as well. This is the kind of program to which the Rochester Child Health Project looks forward. DEVELOPMENT OF PEDIATRIC THOUGHT Before going into the plan I should like to

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1944

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