Martha May Eliot on the 50th Anniversary of the Maternal and Child Health Sectionlth

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Martha May Eliot reviewed the highlghts of the history of the MCH Section on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary . Her capsule summary as published in AJPH (1972), adds significant background to the dire considitions of child and maternal health in the Industrial age: the awakening, work, and efforts of reformers that led to the national organization, and agenices and legislation to advance the work that laid the basis for the formation and the first meeting of the APHA Section on Child Hygiene in 1921.

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