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July 16, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(3):221-222. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690030053025

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Medical Examination as to Aptitude for Sports  A medical bureau the object of which is to offer an opportunity for medical examination as to aptitude for participation in various sports has been established at The Hague. Professor Sleeswijck, in his dedicatory address, outlined the purposes of the bureau, which are to avoid the ill effects of sports, supervise training and control the effects of sports on the organism. The executive committee comprises a representative of the medical society for physical education, a medical practitioner of The Hague, a school physician, and a representative of the athletic societies. A similar undertaking has been announced in Amsterdam.

Dental Service in the Schools  Following the example of other cities, Rotterdam is planning to organize a dental service in the schools, which will not only comprise an inspection service but also provide gratuitous treatment for children who obtain the consent of their parents. It

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