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September 16, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(12):942. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740370046022

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The Improvement of School Medical Inspections  A movement is on foot to extend the methods of school inspection. It has been initiated by Dr. A. M. Marinescu, who suggests the establishment of national, state and local boards of school hygiene under the direction of specially qualified medical health officers. The functions of a national board would be to provide plans for sanitary school buildings and school furnishings, to conduct civil service examinations for school physicians, and to publish instructions from time to time. The state boards should have the power to choose proper sites for schools, to frame and enforce laws governing school hygiene, to close insanitary school buildings, to insure the exclusion of degenerate or criminal children from state schools, and to keep records of the progress and development of school children. The local board should consist of business men and physicians. They should keep records and keep in

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