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Mulberry Health Center Album -- Weighing Hour

Mulberry Health Center Album -- Weighing Hour
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From: Mulberry Health Center Album #4002 Unknown Photographer In AICP 75th "Annual Report 1918" (1917-1918), page 16. Caption: THE WEIGHING HOUR. Each child under the care of the Association is weighed and measured. Why? Because any marked underweight is of itself an indication that a child needs attention. If the nurse suspects defects, medical examination follows. Then individual attention is given each child, looking toward the correction of any defects revealed by the examination. Approximately 25 per cent of the children have been found to be more than 7 per cent underweight. The eagerness shown by most of the mothers in working with the nurse or dietitian to make and keep their children well is a constant source of satisfaction. In AICP pamphlet "Developing Child Health via Community Organization," c1919, page 14. Caption: The weighing hour - if a child is more than 7 per cent underweight, he goes into the nutrition class.
Item Information
Title
Mulberry Health Center Album -- Weighing Hour
Date
circa 1917
Item Number
315
Photograph Number
4002
Format
photographs
Borough
Manhattan
Annotation on Back
From: Mulberry Health Center Album
Places
New York (N.Y.)
Topics
Women; Scales (Weighing instruments); Nurses; Girls; Children--Nutrition; Children--Health and hygiene; Children; Boys
Names
Mulberry Health Center (New York, N.Y.)
Box and Folder Number
298: 39
CSS Description
From: Mulberry Health Center Album #4002 Unknown Photographer In AICP 75th "Annual Report 1918" (1917-1918), page 16. Caption: THE WEIGHING HOUR. Each child under the care of the Association is weighed and measured. Why? Because any marked underweight is of itself an indication that a child needs attention. If the nurse suspects defects, medical examination follows. Then individual attention is given each child, looking toward the correction of any defects revealed by the examination. Approximately 25 per cent of the children have been found to be more than 7 per cent underweight. The eagerness shown by most of the mothers in working with the nurse or dietitian to make and keep their children well is a constant source of satisfaction. In AICP pamphlet "Developing Child Health via Community Organization," c1919, page 14. Caption: The weighing hour - if a child is more than 7 per cent underweight, he goes into the nutrition class.