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Description:This historic photograph depicted a gathering that was billed as a Child Health Conference, which was held in a Texas school-house. The youngest in attendance was five years old. The original image was scanned from a glass lantern slide donated by the Minnesota Department of Health, and is contained in a historical collection devoted to observances of Child Health Day in the United States.
Starting May 1, 1924, “May Day,” was designated Child Health Day in the United States and its territories. Awareness of child health in America was stimulated by the plight of refugee children during World War One (1914-1918). The American Child Health Association, which started the observance, was founded in 1923 when the Child Health Organization and the American Child Hygiene Association merged.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Minnesota Department of Health, R.N. Barr Library; Librarians Melissa Rethlefsen and Marie Jones
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Links:Minnesota Health Department
Minnesota Health Department; R.N. Barr Library
CDC – Office of Women's Health; The ABCs of Raising Healthy Kids: Steps to Staying Safe and Healthy
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