Mulberry Health Center Album -- Weighing Hour


Community Service Society of New York (Former owner,Issuing body)
Mulberry Health Center Album -- Weighing Hour
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 giv en 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.
Collection Name
Community Service Society records
Shelf Location
Box no. 298, Folder no. 39, Photograph no. 4002
Women; Scales (Weighing instruments); Nurses; Girls; Children--Nutrition; Children--Health and hygiene; Children; Boys; New York (N.Y.); Mulberry Health Center (New York, N.Y.)
circa 1917
Photographer unknown.
Annotation on back: From: Mulberry Health Center Album
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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