Federation of Women's Clubs Starts Educational Campaign in Social Hygiene

Rachelle S. Yarros, M.D.
JAMA. 1911;LVI(10):760-761. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560100052031.
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To the Editor:  —It may be of interest to your readers to know that the General Federation of Women's Clubs, with a membership of 800,000, has decided to take up an educational campaign on social hygiene. A committee of three physicians and one lay woman was appointed by the president to start the work. The opportunity is a great one, but the task of doing it wisely and yet of facing the facts honestly is no small one. A large number of women in the federation are not even acquainted with the name "social hygiene;" a still larger number are afraid of the subject.Our experience in Illinois has been of the most encouraging nature. In the last four years a committee, consisting of a number of women physicians and some lay members of the Chicago Woman's Club, in cooperation with the Chicago Woman's Club and the Chicago Society for


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