With the enormous amount of work going on in Europe at this time, the need of more organized work in the conservation of child life is beginning to be felt in this country. This work has its foundation, for the most part, in our large public clinics, and the ones doing the greatest work are those having the proper organization for handling it.
Those of us who have spent many years in clinic and hospital work and are connected with teaching institutions have often felt that constructive work in the ordinary clinic is lacking, that great numbers of our patients go home with improper treatment and that the work on the part of. the clinicians becomes monotonous.
It has seemed to me that the factors in making a children's clinic a success are the following: (1) a supervising head who is present at all times during clinic hours, capable of