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Portrait of President de Forest

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Preface .......

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Table of contents ...............

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Organization of the Conference...

FIRST SESSION:

Addresses by

Mr. R. Fulton Cutting

Hon. Benjamin B. Odell, Jr. .......

Most Rev. M. A. Corrigan, D. D. ......

Hon. Robert W. de Forest, President of the Conference

Mr. Thomas M. Mulry ........

Hon. William Pryor Letchworth, LL. D. ..

SECOND SESSION:

Subject, The Institutional Care of Destitute Adults:

Report of the Committee on the Institutional Care of Destitute

Adults, by Clarence V. Lodge, Chairman ......

Problems of the Almshouse, by Hon. John W. Keller .....

Discussion on Problems of the Almshouse .........

The Field for the Private Home for the Aged, by Rev. Thomas A.

Hendrick, LL. D. .....

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Discussion on the Field for the Private Home for the Aged......

THIRD SESSION:

Subject, Care and Relief of Needy Families in their own Homes :

Report of the Committee on the Care and Relief of Needy Families

in their own Homes, by Mr. Frank Tucker, Chairman .....

The New Movement in Charity, by Rev. Samuel H. Bishop...... 75

Discussion on The New Movement in Charity .................. 93

The Relation of the Church to Dependent Families, by Rev.

Cameron J. Davis ....

................... 100

Discussion on the Relation of the Church to Dependent Families. 107

FOURTH SESSION:

Subject, Politics in Penal and Charitable Institutions:

Report of the Committee on Politics in Penal and Charitable In-

stitutions, by Mrs. Charles R. Lowell, Chairman .............. 131

Politics in State, County and City Institutions of Charity, by

Prof. George F. Canfield ...

........... 141

Discussion on Politics in State, County and City Institutions of

Charity .......

........... 162

Politics in Prisons, Penitentiaries and Jails, by Mr. Robert W.

Hebberd .......

.......... 173

Discussion on Politics in Prisons, Penitentiaries and Jails........ 185

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FIFTH SESSION:

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Subject, Relief of the Sick Poor:

Report of the Committee on Hospitals, Dispensaries and Nursing

(Division A), by Mr. Walter S. Ufford ........

............ 196

Home Treatment of the Sick Children of the Poor, by Henry

Dwight Chapin, M. D. ........

208

Discussion on Home Treatment of the Sick Children of the Poor.. 214

Report of the Committee on Sanatoria for Consumptives

(Division B), by Dr. John H. Pryor, Chairman .....

Municipal Sanatoria, by Alfred Meyer, M. D. .......

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Discussion on Municipal Sanatoria .......

.... 243

Coöperation and Health Insurance for Consumptives, by Dr. Lee

K. Frankel ...........................

... 253

Discussion on Coöperation, and Health Insurance for Consump-

tives ..................................................... 266

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SIXTH SESSION:

Subject, Defective, Dependent, Delinquent and Neglected Children:

Report of the Committee on Defective, Dependent, Delinquent and

Neglected Children, by F. Park Lewis, M. D., Chairman ...... 275

Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Probation, by Mr. Frederic Almy.. 283

Discussion on Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Probation ... 295

Placing Out Children, by Mr. Samuel D. Levy ...

305

Discussion on Placing Out Children ....

325

SEVENTH SESSION:

Subject, Treatment of the Criminal:

Report of the Committee on the Treatment of the Criminal, by

Hon. George McLaughlin, Chairman ....

... 333

Supervision of Paroled and Discharged Convicts, by Hon. Samuel

J. Barrows ..

........... 346

Discussion on Supervision of Paroled and Discharged Convicts... 353

Classification and Treatment of the Inmates of Reformatories, by

Hon. Thomas Sturgis .........

Discussion on Classification and Treatment of the Inmates of

Reformatories .......

.... 366

EIGHTH SESSION:

Subject, The Mentally Defective:

Report of the Committee on the Mentally Defective, by Dr. H. E.

Allison ..........................

..... 371

The Twentieth Century Method of Provision for the Insane, by

Dr. Frederick Peterson .....

..... 381

Discussion on the Twentieth Century Method of Provision for the

Insane ...

.... 392

Training and Employment of the Feeble-Minded, by Mrs. M. C.

Dunphy ......

.... 406

Discussion on the Training and Employment of the Feeble-

Minded ...

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NUUINIS

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ORGANIZATION OF THE CONFERENCE.

OFFICERS OF THE CONFERENCE.

PRESIDENT.
ROBERT W. DE FOREST, New York.

Vice-PRESIDENTS.
Hon. T. GUILFORD SMITH, Buffalo.
Hon. SIMON W. ROSENDALE, Albany.

THOMAS M. MULRY, New York.

SECRETARY.
ROBERT W. HEBBERD, Albany.

Assistant SECRETARIES.
DR. LEE K. FRANKEL, New York.

Miss LUCY C. WATSON, Utica.
MRS. AUGUST FALKER, Syracuse.

TREASURER.
FRANK TUCKER, New York.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chairman, ROBERT W. de FOREST (President of the Conference), New Yurk. Hon. William Pryor Letchworth, LL.D. (ex. Hon. Charles McLouth, Palmyra.

President of the Conference), Portage. Rev. D. J. McMahon, D. D., New York. Hon. William R. Stewart, New York.

Mrs. John Davenport, Bath.
Prof. Herbert E. Mills, Poughkeepsie.

COMMITTEES ON TOPICS.

COMMITTEE ON RELIEF OF THE Sick Poor.
Division A, Hospitals, Dispensaries and Nursing.

Chairman, DR. STEPHEN SMITH, New York.
Dr. George T. Church, Saratoga Springs. Hon. Dennis McCarthy, Syracuse.
Mrs. S. E. Crittenden, Cooperstown.

James McCredie, Albany.
Dr. J. T. Duryea, Brooklyn.

Herbert Parsons, New York. Dr. E. J. Gilray, Buffalo.

Lillian D. Wald, New York. Duff G. Maynard, New York.

Dr. Frederick Holme Wiggin, New York. Walter S. Ufford, Albany.

Division B, Sanatoria for Consumptives.

Chairman, Dr. John H. Pryor, Buffalo. Dr. John B. Cosby, New York.

Dr. Alfred Meyer, New York. Dr. Annie S. Daniel, New York

Ignatius Rice, New York. Dr. Carroll Dunham, Irvington.

Dr. Arthur G. Root, Albany. Lee K. Frankel, New York.

Henry Solomon, New York. Hon. W. H. Gratwick, Buffalo.

Miss Lucy C. Watson, Utica. Dr. S. A. Knopf, New York.

Rev. William J. White, D. D., Brooklyn.

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