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INTERNATIONAL CONCILIATION

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Published monthly by the
American Association for International Conciliation
Entered as second-class matter at Greenwich, Conn.,
Post office, July 3. 1920, under Act of August 24, 1912.

REPORT UPON HEALTH, SICKNESS AND HUNGER

AMONG GERMAN CHILDREN
TO THE AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL CONCILIATION EDITORIAL OFFICE: 407 WEST 117TH STREET, NEW YORK CITY

PUBLICATION OFFICE: GREENWICH, CONN.

It is the aim of the Association for International Conciliation to awaken interest and to seek cooperation in the movement to promote international good will. This movement depends for its ultimate success upon increased international understanding, appreciation, and sympathy. To this end, documents are printed and widely circulated, giving information as to the progress of the movement and as to matters connected therewith, in order that individual citizens, the newspaper press, and organizations of various kinds may have accurate information on these subjects readily available.

The Association endeavors to avoid, as far as possible, contentious questions, and in particular questions relating to the domestic policy of any given nation. Attention is to be fixed rather upon those underlying principles of international law, international conduct, and international organization, which must be agreed upon and enforced by all nations if peaceful civilization is to continue and to be advanced. A list of publications will be found on page 15.

Subscription rate: Twenty-five cents for one year, or one dollar for five years.

PREFACE 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

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