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News Worth Remembering WHAT is announced as the beginning of a nation-wide fight against the huge war budget and the "cult of preparedness" which is sweeping the country was launched at Washington...

...We are coming more and more to look upon character as the measure of worth, and this standard of measurement will make necessary a shifting of emphasis in the work of the school...
...The water-born epidemics usually occur in the early spring when the ice and snow melt and carry surface washings into the water supply...
...He came to America under the auspices of the Extension division of the University of Wisconsin...
...This is the statement of Dr...
...Florence Kelley, of the National Consumers' League...
...W. D. Stovall...
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...The average fatality being about ten per cent...
...Water is considered a very frequent means of spreading typhoid fever but the bacilli do not live in it for usually longer than a week...
...School Must Train For Good Citizenship "WHAT the world is now begin- ning to demand of the schools is good citizens first, and after that successful citizens...
...Typhoid is more frequent in rural districts because the water supply is so frequently neglected...
...The kitchen and dining room of every home should be carefully screened against the entrance of this carrier...
...George E. Kirchwey, of Columbia University...
...Louis P. Lochner...
...In these words Mr...
...F. J. Gould summed up the principles underlying the work which he is doing with Wisconsin teachers...
...In 1910 there were about 250,000 cases in the United States...
...These stories are either literally true or else are taken from folklore, which is itself in his opinion a form of truth...
...Max Eastman and Allan Benson...
...L. Hollingsworth Wood...
...We hold with the President that the time has come to develop the Monroe doctrine, with its inherent dangers and difficulties into a real Pan-American union, and therefore urge that a fifth Pan-American conference be called early in 1916, and that our delegates to that conference be instructed to recommend a true democratic federation of the twenty-one American republics in the interests of peace and Republican ideals...
...The people of the State of Wisconsin should be on the watch to prevent the start of any epidemic of typhoid...
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...We stand for a Congressional investigation of the sources of the demand for a large increase in the army and navy appropriations...
...The laboratory work necessary to prove this is done at the state laboratory without cost...
...Gould is one of the most eminent of the leaders in the rapidly extending move" ment for introducing moral and civic education into the schools...
...We protest against the diversion of the pub-lie mind from those preparations for world peace based on international agreement which it may be America's privilege to initiate at the close of this war, and we protest no less against the effort being made to divert public funds, sorely needed in constructive programs for national health and well-being...
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...to study these questions and make recommendations to the various countries involved, after considering all interests concerned,ólocal...
...Stovall...
...Gould and a blackboard...
...of efficiency...
...We believe that no danger of invasion threatens this country and that there is no excuse for hasty, ill-considered action...
...Believing that this statement represents the thoughtful conclusions of a large number of patriotic Americans, we urge them to join us...
...into the manufacture of engines of death...
...The members of the Committee are Miss Lillian D. Wald...
...Probably the most important step which has been taken by science in the fight against typhoid fever is the use of anti-typhoid vaccine...
...Before any increased defense appropriations are made, we demand public investigation of our present huge war budget so that every dollar now spent for the army and navy may bring one hundred per cent...
...John Haynes Holmes and Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, of New York City...
...The story, however, is only the beginning...
...In each place to which he goes he spends a week giving one or two model lessons per day, primarily for the benefit of the teachers in the grade schools...
...Yet this indifference is not justified...
...Milk affords an excellent medium for the growth of typhoid bacilli...
...Crystal Eastman Benedict is executive secretary in charge of the organization work, and Charles T. Hallinan, of Chicago, is announced as editorial director...
...The age when success alone was the measure of a man's or woman's worth is passing...
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...We hold that the questions at issue between America and the Orient are important and complex, and therefore urge, as a rational approach to their solution, the appointment of an expert commission, representing America, Japan...
...It has been estimated that typhoid fever causes an economic loss of $100,000,000 a year...
...Miss Alice Lewisohn...
...because it is unnecessary, because it endangers our most precious institutions and because, in the last and true analysis...
...We stand for taking private profit out of armament manufacture...
...national, and international...
...With the aid of the State Laboratory of Hygiene, epidemics may be halted at their start...
...Milk bottles should be kept out of the sick room...
...Crystal Eastman Benedict...
...and China...
...They emphasize the good in human nature and never use the evil except occasionally for contrast effect...
...All excretions should be burned...
...The case should be reported to the health authority...
...The proper place to do this is in the hospital...
...For the patient there should be an individual set of dishes which should never be taken from the room before boiling...
...The method employed consists primarily in the use of a series of stories, concretely, vividly and dramatically told...
...no one can measure its cost...
...News Worth Remembering WHAT is announced as the beginning of a nation-wide fight against the huge war budget and the "cult of preparedness" which is sweeping the country was launched at Washington with the formation of the "Anti-Militarism Committee," which has opened local headquarters in the Munsey Building and is said to be in close conference with the anti-preparedness minority in both the Senate and the House...
...it serves merely to start into action and thus develop the children's own powers of insight and reflection...
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...The typhoid bacillus probably always enters by the mouth and grows and multiplies in the intestinal tract...
...They are seated upon the stage with their backs to the audience and their faces towards Mr...
...There is no "preaching," no rubbing in of a moral...
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...of the Nurses' Settlement, New York City...
...Everything used in the room, bedding, towels, etc., should be boiled...
...The typhoid bacillus may live on the legs of a fly for twenty-five days...
...We are against the "preparedness" program, so called...
...The opening statement of the committee is as follows: "A committee of Americans has been formed to protest against the attempts to stampede this nation into the adoption of a dangerous program of military and naval expansion...
...This is also distributed from the state laboratory...
...Green vegetables, milk products, oysters, shell fish and flies are means by which the disease may be spread...
...State Aids In Prevention of Typhoid Fever "With the coming of warm weather, the consumption of green vegetables, the increased use of milk, and the rapid breeding of the house fly, there is a greatly increased danger from typhoid fever...
...Our immediate purpose is to prevent, if possible...
...This is especially true of the shallow wells that are in use on farms...
...This is done without cost...
...No convalescent should be allowed to go about without restriction until it has been proved that typhoid bacilli are no longer shed...
...Paul U. Kellogg, editor of the Survey...
...L. Hollingsworth Wood, 43 Cedar street, New York City, is treasurer of the Committee...
...All typhoid patients should he immediately isolated...
...After numerous conferences with the "anti-preparedness" leaders in Congress, the Committee announces its Congressional program as follows: "(1...
...Excretions from questionable employees should be subjected to an examination by the laboratory...
...The lack of fear of typhoid is probably responsible for a great deal of the indifference with which the disease has been treated," said Dr...
...To prevent the outbreak and spread of typhoid epidemics the following precautions should be taken: "If there is any question about the purity of a water supply, a sample should be taken and sent to the state laboratory for analysis...
...Any physician can administer it...
...In giving these lessons he makes use of a class of about twenty boys and girls of the ages of eleven to thirteen, selected from the pupils of the public schools...
...any unusual expenditure for armament during the present session of Congress...
...chief of the laboratory, which is operated in connection with the University of Wisconsin...
...All dairymen should carefully avoid having in their employ any one who is a typhoid carrier or who is a convalescent from the disease...
...We hold that the expense of national defense should be met by income and inheritance taxes, and not by taxes which place the burden on the poor...
...The nurse should take every precaution in her relation with the other members of the family...
...They may reach the milk either through water which is used around the dairy, or from the persons handling it Typhoid bacilli multiply so rapidly in milk that a milk-born epidemic is characterized by a number of people in the same family coming down with the disease within a few days of each other and a large number on the same route being stricken...

Vol. 7 • December 1915 • No. 12


 
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