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Routh, C.H.F. (Charles Henry Felix), 1822-1909.
Infant feeding and its influence on life, or, The causes and prevention of infant mortality.
New York : William Wood & Co., 1879
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
C H F Routh
|Description:||1 online resource (xvi, 270 pages).|
|Series Title:||Wood's library of standard medical authors.|
|Other Titles:||Causes and prevention of infant mortality|
|Responsibility:||by C.H.F. Routh.|
There is still, therefore, ample room for improvement. The minimum of good done should urge us to more active measures still. The first step towards reform is to be fully cognizant of the evils which exist; the second is to trace the causes that favor their development. Then only may reform be safely urged and begun. Our Registrar-General, of whom England may well be proud, has by his unparalleled reports done much to clear the mists in the vista before us. Hundreds of men of science in every land, actuated by the noblest and most generous impulses, have spoken with decision and judgment. It is for us to enter the promised land and take possession. I hope, therefore, for better things yet. I look forward to a day when the full benevolent intentions of the originators of Foundling Hospitals will be carried out, because better understood. When woman, instead of being outraged in the day of her distress, will be effectually helped, and infanticide will cease to be the plague-spot of this land. "When true and unprejudiced religion, walking hand in hand with a morality-not merely sensational, but real-will be based upon the precepts laid down by our Great Exemplar, and arranged on the side of our helpless babes; then, like Him, "we shall be working while it is to-day;" like Him, "be ever going about and doing good:" and then of us it may be justly said, "Mercy and truth have met together," and "glory may dwell in our land"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).