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May 22, 1937

Healthy Growth: A Study of the Influence of Health Education on Growth and Development of School Children

JAMA. 1937;108(21):1827. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780210067031

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This is a reference book of extraordinary exhaustiveness. It represents an investigation carried out by the Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund in the public schools of Joliet, Ill. For the serious student of growth and development of the healthy child, it is a book that will repay long and serious study. The volume consists of a careful description of the composition of the group of children studied, a description of the medical examinations employed and chapters devoted to the various observations, such as physical growth and development, mental growth, educational achievement, school progress and success, interests and attitudes, behavior adjustment, and influences of a health education program. There is also an extended discussion of health appraisal of school children and the rôle of health as related to development during late childhood. The data are presented in numerous tables and graphs and are exhaustively discussed. The book is a fine example of

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