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December 31, 1938

CONTRIBUTION OF MENTAL HYGIENE TO EDUCATION ON THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL

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LONG BEACH, CALIF.

JAMA. 1938;111(27):2447-2449. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790530001001
Abstract

When one looks at the history of medicine one must conclude that its growth and development have been the result of contributions from those both inside and outside its own professional family. Thus one sees the contribution of the physicist unfold for medicine the diagnostic and curative technic, the x-rays; the biologist finds and elaborates the gene; the biochemist isolates and produces the vitamin, another the hormones. The bacteriologist gives an insight into the modes and manners of an unseen microbiologic world. The psychologist portrays the motives and mechanisms of the mind. The sociologist and the anthropologist discover the purpose and plan of our complex social civilization. If one stops a moment to consider any of the other great professional fields, one sees this same variety of contributors assisting in the integration and development of each of the other sciences. To education in the last quarter century have come contributions

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