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September 11, 1937

CONTROL OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES IN SCHOOLS

Author Affiliations

Associate Director, International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation; Chairman of the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association NEW YORK

JAMA. 1937;109(11):835-837. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780370001001
Abstract

The control of communicable (contagious) diseases in schools is a subject that might be discussed from more than one angle. One approach would involve listing quite a number of the important communicable diseases to which school children are exposed and discussing each with respect to the present status of knowledge and to the consensus among health authorities as to the best procedures for its prevention, treatment and control. This would be tedious, time consuming and wearying. Besides, all that I could say is already conveniently available in reference books, in manuals for health officers and in rules and regulations of health departments. A particularly useful handbook of this character is the Report of the Committee on Communicable Disease Control, under section II of Public Health Service and Administration of the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection, published by the Century Company in 1931. It is a brief, clear-cut

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