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July 16, 1932

Health Protection for the Preschool Child: A National Survey of the Use of Preventive Medical and Dental Service for Children Under Six.

JAMA. 1932;99(3):249. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740550063046

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This is another of the reports emanating from the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection. The report is divided into four parts. The first deals with the general status of preventive measures for children over the country. The second part gives the results of the survey of the use of preventive medical and dental service for preschool children in 156 cities and in the rural areas of forty-two states. The third part contains detailed statistical tables, while the fourth part presents administrative features of the survey. The chief value of this work is that it provides a comprehensive picture of the use of preventive measures among preschool children throughout the United States, and indicates the direction in which preventive medicine must direct its efforts in order to produce the maximum of good health among preschool children. Of course, a great variation in the application of preventive medicine is

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