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September 4, 1937

A Workbook in Health for High School Girls

JAMA. 1937;109(10):816. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780360064027

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This health workbook is one of many devised for similar purposes; namely, to make health attractive to those who have a reasonable share of it. One wonders whether the author really expects to make health attractive to the adolescent girl by putting greatest stress on the teaching of health during the first three days of the menstrual period or by giving to health a grudging few minutes of the time of the physical educator "while the gymnasium class is dressing," and a few more at the end of the gymnasium period "when the gymnasium class is again dressing." Moreover, she says "Ideally, the school arranges for a health examination for each pupil once a year. When it is impossible to do this, the pupils may be educated to have the family physician make a careful examination." Ideally it is quite the other way around. The proposal advanced by the author

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