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Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 46. 1925. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 2, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5543/show/5477.

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(1925). Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 46. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5543/show/5477

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Title Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925
Contributor (Local)
  • British Women Trade Unionist Delegation
Publisher W. P. Coates
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London, England
Date 1925
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Labor unions
  • Women
  • Economics
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Social conditions
  • Employment
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
  • Image
Original Item Extent xxi, 88 pages, 1 leaf including frontispiece, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles folded plates; 26 cm
Original Item Location DK265.B67385
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8302907~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript The workers of each large factory or industrial area elect a social welfare committee, which works in close co-operation with the Commissariat (Ministry) for Health. The committee elects from amongst its numbers an administrative bureau, whose duty it is to see that all the regulations and instructions of the Ministry of Health and of the Labour Ministry regarding maternity and infant welfare are properly carried out, as well as to help organise creches, maternity homes, and similar institutions for the enterprises which the committee represents. The committee organises meetings, lectures, and the distribution of literature on mother and infant welfare. It is further its duty to see that every mother is attended by a doctor or certified midwife. The home of the expectant mother is visited, and if it is found that she has not all the convenience necessary she is taken to a maternity home. There are not yet sufficient maternity homes for all women requiring them, but great efforts are being made to increase their number. We visited a very large number of the nurseries attached to the factories, and in practically every case we found the children clean, mostly rather poorly dressed, but very bonny-looking. In some cases we noticed that the nurses or some of the women in charge had evidently not been sufficiently well trained, as we found them doing things we considered to be very unwise, such as covering the child's face up when asleep, making very young babies sit up, and so on ; but apart from that they seemed to take a great interest in their little charges, and the little ones seemed much attached to them. We did not see any babies sucking dummies, although they are manufactured at the State rubber works in Leningrad, so they evidently have a sale. This seemed to us rather contradictory in view of the fact that the health authorities of the Soviet Union everywhere are carrying on a very vigorous agitation against the use of dummy comforters. On arrival at the creche, the child is washed and dressed in the overalls provided. Each child has a special place for its own clothes, and special cots. Sick children are isolated from the others. The children are provided with toys and there are playgrounds for the toddlers; the elder children are taught organised games, songs, drawing, &c. The children are at the creche until three years of age, after which they pass into the kindergartens, which are under the administration of the Ministry for Education, whereas the creches, &c., are administered by the Health Commissariat. (30)