American Association for the Study and Prevention of Infant Mortality

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he American Association for the Study and Prevention of Infant Mortality (AASPIM) was one of the first organizations to begin investigating infant mortality rates in terms of eugenics. They promoted government intervention in attempts to promote the health of future citizens The AASPIM was founded at a November 1909 conference on the prevention of infant mortality, held in New Haven, CT, by the American Association of Medicine (AAM). Its first annual meeting took place at Johns Hopkins University in November 1910.[1]

References

  1. Meckel, Save the Babies, p. 110