"The object of the Academy shall be to foster and stimulate interest in pediatrics and correlate all aspects of the work for the welfare of children that properly come within the scope of pediatrics. The Academy shall endeavor to establish and maitain the highest possible standards for pediatric education in medical schools and hospitals, pediatric practice and research . . . to maintain the dignity and efficiency of pediatric practice in its relationship to public welfare."
The above quotation gives the real object of our organization as formulated by those who wrote our Constitution. The Executive Board believes this object to be the aim to which we are pledged. Details will be described in later columns, for we are organized to carry this out. The Academy will continue to correlate all pediatric aspects of the work for the welfare of children. As a society we will seek to maintain the highest possible standards for pediatric education. We will point out the relationship of pediatric practice to public welfare. By means of strong national committees dealing with child health and by reason of the survey and its subsequent interpretation and by working with other groups interested in child welfare, we have already gone a long way in blazing a trail to that goal our founders envisioned. We have no intention of losing what has been gained nor do we intend to lose our leadership in child welfare. Rather we propose to enhance it.
Our membership is composed in large measure of practitioners.
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