One of the divisions of the Bureau of Child Hygiene is the Division of Children's Clinics. The clinics have an eye, nose and throat and dental service, and in five of the clinics, hospital facilities are offered for operations on children with abnormal growth of lymphoid tissue in the tonsils and nasopharynx. The clinics have been operated since March, 1912. The total capacity of tuberculosis clinics for operative cases is forty-two cases a day.
Operations were performed three times a week in each clinic at first, and for the past year they have been carried out daily. Under the earlier plan the children were received in the early afternoon of the day preceding operation, and received general and gastrointestinal care during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures, physical examinations and urine analyses were made before operation. The operations were performed between 9 and 10 a. m. The children, if well, are