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October 21, 1933

The Health School on Wheels.

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By J. Mace Andress, Ph.D., and I. H. Goldberger, M.D., Assistant Director of Health Education, New York City Public Schools. The Story Series in Health. Cloth. Price, 80 cents. Pp. 399, with illustrations. Boston & London: Ginn & Company, 1933.

JAMA. 1933;101(17):1341. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740420061044

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This book is intended for the sixth grade child. It takes the sixth graders on sightseeing tours, of which there are twenty-six. In these tours various health subjects are considered, such as water supply, markets, restaurants, barber shops, factories, mosquito breeding places, recreation centers and schools. It gives consideration also to first aid, fire fighting, noise, housing, country vacations, and milk. The information presented is authentic, the style is bright and interesting. Contrasts are offered between pioneer days and today. Illustrations are frequent and satisfactory. The tours are followed by questions and also by useful lists of new words which have been learned on that particular trip. Interesting bits, such as the fact that Abraham Lincoln was the first president of the United States "to splash his way to cleanliness in a White House bath tub" enliven the text, intrigue the interest and make the dull subject of health palatable

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