Child conservation has become recognized so definitely as a part of the national war activity in foreign countries that no discussion of the importance of this work as a war measure is necessary. The Federal Children's Bureau with the endorsement of the President has designated this second year of the war as "children's year," and has published a program to be followed throughout the country. The method by which the work is to be accomplished is left to the various states to decide for themselves. Massachusetts has been working for the past year on child conservation. It seemed to me that it might be worth while to discuss at this time the methods employed, since they represent the distinctive feature of the work in each state.
ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMITTEES
On May 26, 1917, Dr. Allan J. McLaughlin, the Commissioner of Health, appointed from the Public Health Council, which is the