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October 30, 1926

ELEVATORS IN SCHOOLS AND HEART DISEASE

JAMA. 1926;87(18):1498-1499. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680180070031

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —In a letter appearing in The Journal, September 18, entitled "Elevators for Children's Schools," Dr. Morris H. Kahn makes the statement that "high schools are being constructed still without any elevator facilities for children." He states, further, "that the lack of such facilities makes it necessary for children to climb four and five stairs, and that this practice is harmful even for normal children."It would be unfair to the physicians under whose care is placed the physical welfare of the one million school children of the city of New York, to permit these statements to go unanswered.I do not know the source of Dr. Kahn's misinformation, but for his benefit, and for the information of the readers of The Journal, may I say that all our high school buildings are equipped with elevator facilities.Our elementary school buildings may be four or five stories high,

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