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May 22, 1937

SYMPOSIUM ON HEALTH PROBLEMS IN EDUCATION AT ATLANTIC CITY SESSION

JAMA. 1937;108(21):1803-1804. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780210043017
Abstract

For the first time at a meeting of the American Medical Association a program1 will be presented by the Joint Committee on Health Problems in Education, through which the American Medical Association has cooperated with the National Education Association since 1911. The American Medical Association Sections on Pediatrics and on Industrial and Preventive Medicine and Public Health have joined in sponsoring this symposium. The National Education Association, representing more than 200,000 teachers, and the American Medical Association, representing more than 100,000 physicians, are the natural and logical groups to cooperate in the solution of health problems created or at least presented by education. The Joint Committee was created in 1911 as one phase of the awakening interest in public health which took place at that time and which gave birth to many if not most of the well known health movements of today. Before that time, interest of the

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