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Published monthly by the
American Association for International Conciliation.
REPORT UPON HEALTH, SICKNESS AND HUNGER AMONG GERMAN CHILDREN
TO THE AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE
HAVEN EMERSON, M.D.
Professor of Public Health Administration
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL CONCILIATION
PUBLICATION OFFICE: GREENWICH, CONN.
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It is important that the English-speaking world should learn the exact facts as to economic and social conditions within the German State. Because of the conflict in opinion and the contradictions in statement of fact which had reached the United States from sources all of which were apparently authoritative, it seemed to those interested in raising funds for the relief of German children to be imperative that accurate knowledge should be gained by a scientific observer who was in no wise related to any organization in either the United States or Germany that was interested in raising or expending a relief fund.
To this end Dr. Haven Emerson, Professor of Public Health Administration at Columbia University and Dr. Ernest M. Patterson, Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, were invited to make a personal study of the facts. Dr. Emerson undertook to make the inquiry, concerning which he made the report which follows, in the same spirit and by the same methods as in the case of a similar study of conditions among children in cities of the United States. The wide discrepancy between statements of casual travelers in Germany and the records of observations made by those working in the field, especially in the homes of German children, are made apparent by the expert and scientific observations which Dr. Emerson himself made during the month of December last. These results are herewith presented for the information of the public.
NICHOLAS MURRAY BUTLER