Fillers One hundred years ago

Child labour

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7184.642a (Published 06 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:642

A reprint of a series of articles published by the Daily Mail has been published under the title, The Children's Labour Question. The importance of the question can hardly be overrated; putting aside all sentiment, there is the wide issue involved of the common weal. These children are the future begetters of the race, and the nation for its own good must see to it that the stock does not deteriorate. We …

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