Since 1849 the director of public assistance in Paris has been in charge of the administration of all hospitals for the care of the sick, the infirm and the aged, as well as the distribution of all aid furnished by public funds throughout the city.
This report covers the activity of the department of public assistance from 1920 to 1937. It includes a description of the new hospitals and of the new services developed in older hospitals. Sections are devoted to activities against venereal diseases, tuberculosis and cancer. The section on maternity and infancy deals with antepartum care, maternity hospitals, delivery in the home and the material and instructional aid given mothers for the care of their infants. The services in children's hospitals are described. The chapter on hospital management is detailed. Other chapters discuss the measures in force for protection of the hospital personnel and the activities of social