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Author Name:Agriculture, Missouri State Board
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1911 Excerpt: ...fatal to infants, except the gastro intestinal diseases, and that is when the education of mothers is absolutely necessary.
A milk depot can supply clean milk but it cannot keep it clean.
It cannot keep infected flies off the nipple of the bottle as the baby nurses, or away from the baby's mouth as it sleeps.
We mothers must do that.
There is another long and most interesting story to tell of what we may do for the total elimination of that most active dispenser of disease germs, the house fly, but we cannot hear it now.
Home Makers' conferences will help much along the line of educating mothers; the papers that follow mine will prove my statement.
Women's clubs will help.
Extension lectures may be given to us by the university professors and our best physicians, if only we ask it.
The United States Government has lantern slides that it will loan for this purpose.
The Society for the Study and Prevention of Infant Mortality will supply free, most valuable and interesting literature, and then the last and best of all, why may we not hope for such a set of lectures to married women to help them in their profession of motherhood as is being given to the farmers here this week in their professions? Why not have good short courses given to us on Personal Hygiene, Embryology, Physiology of Infant Nutrition and dressing and care, Chemistry of food, Prevention of Disease, Home Sanitation, the study of infant diseases--and so on, the possibilities are endless.
I can foresee them leading to longer courses, with scholarships such as the Corn Growers have, and we may yet see the Mothers of Missouri flocking here by the hundreds, bringing their babies with them.
There are great possibilities here.
So I would give you the answer to this question of prevention of infant m...
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