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July 23, 1938

THE STUDENT SECTION of the Journal of the American Medical AssociationDevoted to the Educational Interests and Welfare of Medical Students, Interns and Residents in Hospitals

JAMA. 1938;111(4):367-378. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790300077041

Relative Values in a College Student Health Program  WARREN E. FORSYTHE, M.D., Dr.P.H., Sc.D.Director, Health Service, University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, MICH.Progress is being made in the development of attention to student health work in American institutions of higher learning.1 Many studies have shown a great diversity of approach and development,2 while conferences have promoted uniformity and have given some direction to this interest.3 Methods of evaluation, including score sheets, have been proposed, but the great diversity of objectives, policies, organizations and programs now existing makes evaluation difficult, particularly without some predetermined outline of general values. The need for comprehensive, consistent planning for student health work in accord with the general aims of higher education is apparent.Most efforts at student health work have been launched with no better compass than a layman's uncritical idea of the traditional function of the physician. In many places

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