"Children in an institution can be kept in much better condition than in most private homes."1 This contradiction to the prevalent impression, and tribute to institutional possibilities, has been illuminating to us, as we have been engaged for six months in a somewhat similar study. This study differs in certain particulars, which will be recited below, but mainly in two: (1) It concerns children of the very poorest classes, namely, of parents who were either unable to support them, or who were dead, and (2) it investigates not only the physical status, but also the anthropologic and mental. The present paper in a large degree confirms Holt and Fales'1 surprising but important findings, and considers certain further points of interest in connection with institutional children.
The institution is a Home for Jewish Children, receiving them from a child caring agency. The house is a brick building