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August 15, 1953

School Health Problems

JAMA. 1953;152(16):1576-1577. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690160076031

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This college textbook, by authors who have written extensively in the field of preventive medicine and public health, first appeared in 1937. The fourth edition is evidence of its acceptability. The type and page size have been enlarged, and the general format makes for much easier reading, which is an advantage in a textbook designed for students of education and for teachers. Much of the material has been rewritten, reorganized, and supplemented. Sections concerning nutrition, malnutrition, and various factors that influence growth have been completely reorganized and new material added. New chapters on teachers' observations of the school child, dental health, the teaching of health, and the teacher's health are well handled and are given the prominence they deserve. References at the end of each chapter have been brought up-to-date, and those prior to 1940 have been retained only when they concern important source material. The footnote references are also

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