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January 1, 1938

Rural Negro Health: A Report on a Five-Year Experiment in Health Education in Tennessee

JAMA. 1938;110(1):71. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790010073032

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In this report attention is focused largely on testing psychologic theories and pedagogic technics in the conduct of health education. Educational work was devoted to environmental, institutional and individual factors. The results of teaching were tested by questionnaires to show progress. An outline of a course in health education for personal and community hygiene given at Fisk University and Agricultural and Industrial State College of Tennessee is included. There is a bibliography and a list of motion pictures available for the conduct of health education. The report constitutes a valuable elementary manual for health education in this particular field.

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