The Doctor Looks at Child Labor. NCLC Pamphlet No. 356



The Doctor Looks at Child Labor. NCLC Pamphlet No. 356


A symposium edited by the NCLC.

A series of statements related to the long-term health effects of child labor on children and youth.

"The insidious thing about child labor is that its effects manifest themselves at the most unexpected times in later life and often in a disastrous manner....We would not permit the exploitation of a child that is precious to any one of us. Let us not, therefore, as citizens, tolerate the exploitation of other people's children." (back cover)

Contributed by:

C.-E. A. Winslow, Professor of Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine
William R. P. Emerson 
Eugene L. Opie 
Louis I. Harris 
Joseph H. Bainton 
Alice Hamilton 
Haven Emerson 
Iago Galdston 
Charles Hendee Smith 
Max Seham 
Richard A. Bolt 
Catherine Brannick 
George M. Kober 
C. Floyd Haviland 
S. W. Wynne 

Statement titles: Chronic Fatigue; Hidden Infections; Physical Unfitness; Years of Growth; Poison Trades; Cardiacs Without Symptoms; Colts in Harness; Monotony Exacts Its Price; "Papers! All the Evenin' Papers!"; Young Nomads; When the Hand Slips; When Working Conditions are Bad; Undernourished Minds.


Winslow, C. -E. A. (Charles-Edward Amory), 1877-1957


Child Labor Pamphlets, 1908 - 1935, No. 43, digital collection, William Smith Morton Library, Union Presbyterian Seminary


National Child Labor Committee




Union Presbyterian Seminary Library


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