During this time period, health and cleanliness were considered one and the same, so personal hygiene was seen as essential to being healthy.
The classes for new mothers covered maternity hygiene, infant hygiene, and preschool hygiene. Among other things, nurses demonstrated the best way to wash a toddler and a baby.
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